Writing journals here and there since high school, many of them are filled with songs, lyrics, drawings, pasted collages, ponderings, and more. The blank pages call out, desiring color, ideas, and contemplations. Later,being able to flip through the pages full of words and design, I revel in the kaleidoscope of …
Sonatas and Stories Share Form and Structure. Does your novel have a story arc? Read more…
Now that you have finished your NaNoWriMo “dirty draft,” what do you do next? Read more…
Our imaginations and the ability to create is a part of us. Taking an idea, thought, or story from the mind and putting it into media that others can see, feel, or hear is an act of creation. Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, said… [ Read More ]
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.
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?
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!