I write fiction; if you write non-fiction, most of what I’m going to say won’t apply to you. Why do you write? I’m sure you’ve been asked that question. You’ve probably given an answer. I have—more than one—but those were quasi-truths. At the time, my answers were valid. I just hadn’t put enough thought into… Continue reading No, really, why do you write?
Do you think this Blue Muse is pretty? Pretty poison is more like it. Some of you have read this blog since the beginning, and though I’ve tried to keep my posts in the vein of positive affirmations, I’ve also let through a post or two written after I crashed with “post-critique syndrome.” As most… Continue reading Beware the Blue Muse
This time last year, my blog was an infant. My posts were infrequent and much shorter. I had only four regular visitors … all fellow writers from my critique group. So, I didn’t know about the November Nano slump, followed by the December holiday hiatus. I keep fighting the suspicion that everyone has gone to… Continue reading Keep paddling
First, let me define a "candy-bar" scene. It's one that you're just itching to write -- something sweet enough that you can dangle it on a stick in front of yourself so that you can say, "When I've done these next three chapters, I'll get to write that one. – Holly Lisle During one of… Continue reading It’s always about chocolate!