July of 2015, there was a car wreck. Nasty rain on the highway, and a few cars in front of us rear-ended each other. I managed to miss the car directly in front of us, but then got slammed into… 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
Last year, in hopes to get some new short fiction written, I attempted something I’d never considered: I wrote using a formula. It didn’t work for me. The idea of writing using a formula is something I’d instinctually balk at.
In all the hustle and wait, and hustle and wait of self publishing my YA science fiction novel, I’ve done something a writer should never do. I stopped writing.
If you’ve been to my blog before, you might notice this is WAY different! For starters, it’s now a real live site, not just a blog. For seconders, how ’bout that domain name? Sexy Town, huh? Yep, there was a… Continue Reading
My mind is somewhere else today. So far, after two hours of “writing,” I’ve managed 154 words on a short story. And I’m pretty sure 81 of them are going to be removed when I revise it.
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
I’m pretty sure I’m going to adopt this building as the kick in the pants I need to get to work. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about creating. Musing, dwelling, pondering…all that fun stuff.
The beginnings of stories are usually pretty easy for me. It’s all that other stuff that follows where I get bogged down.