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 …
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 ]
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!
Stories are like individual threads weaving a tapestry together that forms an overall picture of our existence. Why do we need this shared and often synergistic experience of being taken on an adventure of the mind?
Black and white photographs are striking and revealing. It is easier to see structures, contours, textures, positions, and shadows undeterred by color. #writing #writingnonfiction #sevendayssevenphotos
As writers, we get excited about the characters in our plots and can’t wait to get them to the next action. Often we don’t know what to write in the space between major events and leave too much empty room. How does a writer fill that empty space between plot events?
As writers, we have incredible and vivid imaginations. We should use the strength of it to visualize our goals, futures, and professional careers and the steps we take to get there…
Why Tell the Story and Other 22 Rules of Storytelling –
Professional writer & career tips from a famous touring author at a local bookstore. What he said changed my perspective on making any artistic endeavor a career…
What makes a writer a writer? Is it ability to tell convincing stories or something else?