I’ve reached the same point with my current WIP Dry Bones as I did with my previous WIP Dream Chaser. I made a basic outline and dove in feet first to write the first draft.Words flowed from my fingertips and filled page after page.I knew there were problems, but I
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This is the time of year when people start thinking about and making New Year’s Resolutions. Three months later, most of them are broken, and the hope and excitement of New Year’s is traded in for discouragement and a sense of failure. I’m not making New Year’s resolutions this year.
Why do we blog? Why after months, or years do we still blog? For the writer, blogging is little bit like going to the gym. Friend of the blog Patrick Phillips recently posted Seven Reasons he keeps blogging from a list of 21 Reasons to Keep Blogging by Craig McBreen. I’d
Learn about three habits that will develop your writing skills: write everyday, share your work with others, and read good writing. Like the famous three rivers of Pittsburgh, these habits will come together to send you further on your writing journey. Blogger extraordinaire Jeff Goins was talking on his blog about how he
These three images formed a writing prompt from my friend Tami over at TavenMoore.com. You can read her entry along with other writers who participated at her site. My own entry was longer than I felt comfortable
Last week, I talked about how I come up with my story ideas, and this is one of the first lessons I learned as I started studying the art of storytelling and reading more advanced writers. Part 1 Light the Fire Part 2 Light the Fire Before we begin learning
My friend, Paul (@PaulRienzo), has been teaching us about the four stages of learning. As Paul laid this information out, I saw so many parallels to the journey of being a writer. Everything you see below I learned from Paul. We recognize these stages when kids learn something, like riding a bike.
I had my first class with my new Yoda, the writing master who will instruct me. We have a total of 5 people (2 men, 3 women) in my class and everyone of them is smart and talented. We were paired up with a critique partner. Mine was a double
Tonight I’m starting an intense 7 week writing course offered by a local published author where she will be teaching us how she writes. The class is small, just 6 students, so we will get some excellent one on one training. I love HTTS and I’m learning many ideas in
Asking yourself why you want to write is an exercise that’s been suggested to me in both Writing Fiction for Dummies as well as How to Think Sideways. It’s not a simple answer. I want to write because: I enjoy telling stories, and I enjoy sharing stories with other people.