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!
The new year, 2018, stands before each of us like an open book of empty chapters waiting to be filled. What will you write for your life story this year?
Day 7 – Day Seven of the Seven-Day Black and White Photos of My Life – It was a beautiful experience finding such beauty and seeing the images from others in the journey. Alas, it has ended.