My father says, “Whoever steals from me steals twice.” In other words, if you think my idea is good enough to steal, I’ve probably stolen it from someone else. In this case, Clarice Creates talked about writing backstory today. I won’t… Continue Reading
Recent conversation: “Oh, you’re a writer? Do you have a blog?” I really wanted to answer, “No, I have a book,” but that felt kinda snarky. Instead I explained yes I do, but because of a car accident and hectic… Continue Reading
The TV show My So-Called Life helped my word count. No, really. Here’s a little post I wrote for my home region on the National Novel Writing Month forum. The question was about tips, tricks, or anecdotes to help get to… Continue Reading
In college, I learned the two questions to ask to immediately improve your writing. I was taking a class on “Russian literature and film in the twentieth century.” On one of my first papers, the professor had circled almost every… Continue Reading
The beginnings of stories are usually pretty easy for me. It’s all that other stuff that follows where I get bogged down.
In a recent post, Ben Lane Hodson wrote about a few of Joss Whedon’s writing techniques. My favorite one was “Give every character a secret.”
As a young child, there was always a constant book in my life. The Illustrated Treasury of Children’s Literature. Since it was, obviously, illustrated, I enjoyed this book long before I could read. I learned fairy tales here, I met… Continue Reading