Good news and bad news folks. Good news is that I have been writing, a lot. Bad news is that I have not been writing here. I've been working on my short story, which is now novella-length. And one of the goals I had when I started this blog was to write about the writing process… Continue reading Flash Fiction and Exploration
Wow. I have let this waiting-till-tomorrow thing go a little far, huh? I may have a good reason. The good news is, though, that even though I wasn't writing this, I was actually writing something else. I've made it about 6,000 words into my first short story since college and I'm loving it! I scrapped the story… Continue reading Even though I wasn’t writing, I was writing.
I don't get to write much during the morning, even though that's my favorite time to do it (thanks work). I came across this famous quote a year or so ago, and it still resonates. I was thinking about it today, and wanted very badly to share it. “I saw my life branching out before… Continue reading A Friday quote
If you haven't noticed from the lack of production on this blog, I've had some trouble focusing on writing lately. It's hardly suprising I suppose, last weekend I went home to visit my family and the middle of this week was spent celebrating the Fourth of July! I've also had several personal stresses that have… Continue reading Inspiration
It's a little embarassing that my last post was "What makes you not write?" and I proceeded not to write for nearly two weeks. What can I say? For me, it is a constant battle between the short-term wants, and the long-term goals. And I am surely not perfect. I don't have much to say… Continue reading Get to work
Only a few days ago I wrote a blog post that, for me, tried to address the question "What makes you write?" Today, I want to look at the other side and ask "What makes you not write?" This morning I watched a video I found on Facebook which was being pitched under the headline "How Society Kills… Continue reading What makes you not write?
I'm a member of the Charlotte Writer's Group's Facebook page, although regretfully I haven't gone to any of the meetings or posted anything there yet. I bring this up because on Tuesday someone posted a link to a great blog post about Filter Words and Phrases which can really gum up your writing. You can read… Continue reading Unfiltered
I was supposed to write a blog post last week. Unfortunately I got sick and most of the week was spent on the couch. Fortunately, I did get a chance to watch Independence Day: Resurgence and I started a blog post tangent on sequels and storytelling things I learned watching and reading new things. Unfortunately,… Continue reading What makes you write?
One of the first projects I'm going to undertake, and attempt to chronicle, as part of this blog is the creation of a short story. My goal is for this blog to really go behind-the-curtain, and it is totally possible that several writers are going to look at this process and snicker because I'm doing… Continue reading Short Story Workshop #1: How do you start?
I’ve found myself thinking about aging a lot recently, looking back upon my accomplishments and finding myself wanting. It makes me consider whether or not I am living up to the time I have on this Earth and whether I am pursuing a path that I ultimately want to pursue. The most interesting aspect of… Continue reading Get busy living, or…