Having a creative block in writing, art, or music business? A recent podcast with Steven Pressfield sheds some light on how not to forget the art part of what we do.
I never imagined that I would be doing this: writing. “Writing” was never on my radar. All that happens is the desire to tell good stories or say something important. The rest happens due to sheer grit, time, and passion.#amwriting #writingfiction #writingfantasy #writingnonfiction #writerlife
Writers hope to develop stories in the hopes of captivating a reader until the very last word. The mystery of how to create a great story is a topic that writer Andrew Stanton (of Wall-E and Finding Nemo) gave. Here are some notable rules for great story telling.
In my family, we tend to leave positive, creative legacies. The idea of leaving legacies had me thinking about the recent tragedies. I wondered what legacy was passed on to the kids who committed such heinous crimes? And then, I wondered about the legacy being propagated by the media, social, and ourselves? #betterlife #amwriting #creating #imagination #changetheworld
When you stop expecting your characters to be perfect, your readers will like them more for WHO they are. A case for flawed characters. #amwriting #writingfiction.
Writing for academics instead of “real” writing– Is it a bad thing? Is it making you behind your goals? #amwriting #writingmotivation #writingtips #writingnonfiction
There is much talk about hitting the “beats” in a work of creative writing. What are they? Where are they?
The Evolution of a Painting I went to a painting class with my daughter. The project was to be a rainbow reflection …
It takes grit. Grit is the stamina you have to summon to keep going. To finish college or finish writing books, it takes effort day in and day out to finish. Books don’t write themselves.
Editing Tip: Have Your “Edited” Draft Read Aloud to You. Finding the errors in your novel is the reason having other members of a writing group read your manuscript aloud works!