My epiphany on writing characters. It is not ground breaking or new, just a personal observation.
but your cat has other plans. My writing process involves sitting down with my notebook and a hot beverage. I usually have an idea in my head and a hope that it all comes together as a I etch it out. The only way I can effectively edit is if I have to slowly read... Continue Reading →
I've decided that I am going to start some long term writing projects this year. Yes, this blog is one of them and one I am still working to be better at. However, I am choosing to be optimistic about keeping to some new commitments. I am of course assuming that if I outline my... Continue Reading →
Have you ever sat down to write and realized you have no idea what an undertaker does? I don’t mean in the abstract that they bury dead people, but what is their process? I’ve had this internal crisis anytime I assign an occupation to any of my characters. I then begin a very long and... Continue Reading →
Every November I attempt to complete the National Novel Writing Month challenge of 50'000 words. This post is not about how to complete it. It is literally my 5th attempt at doing so. While, I will say I have improved each year, it is nowhere near bragging about. This post is about redeclaring my commitment. ... Continue Reading →
I remember a cousin of mine bragging about their grades that they got without even trying. I understood then that your talent is something you are unconsciously and instinctually good at like Spiderman and his webs. So I looked at my skills, as an obviously old-soul-and-too-mature-for-her-age-11-year-old, and picked writing. This was to be my superpower.... Continue Reading →
I had no idea when I threw the green onion bulbs into a planter outside that it would grow to almost prehistoric heights. Nor did I realize that green onions could bloom. This spring has brought me some suprising flowers and it has been a much needed happy accident. I can honestly say that they... Continue Reading →
I can typically trick myself into writing for ten minutes. It goes something like this: I tell myself "hey, just pick up that pen and just write something." I then argue, but it has to be good and this sounds so cringey, and also I don't think I can spell at all this morning. This... Continue Reading →