I am at a bad place in my story. Honestly, for about a month I haven't really written anything. The truth is that I have reached a place where I need to go back and edit. I have a lot of work to do but it's not writing work, it's puzzle solving. It's the slow… Continue reading Bottle of Wine
Happy Fall everybody! I haven't posted a poem in a while so I tried writing something tonight. Didn't really know where it was going but I wanted to work on descriptions and this is what I came up with! Let me know your thoughts. A woman sits crosslegged in the sand her arms… Continue reading End of Summer
So, about two months ago, not long after I started this blog, I came down with a bad cold and decided to watch Independence Day: Resurgence. When I had finished, I had big plans of writing a blog post about what I learned from the experience. The bad news is that I more or less… Continue reading What I Learned From: Wonder Woman
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