All my sources tell me that, as a new indie author, I need to publish more work soon. Writing a novel is not quick work for me. I have a story that might run novella length—might. I haven’t written it yet, of course. Another option is a short story collection. Until the last couple of… Continue reading A story! A story? A tale of fear!
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From tie poes to fictive dreaming, what’s the connection?
Last Thursday's post on Tie Poes was not just self-serving. That topic connects to Sunday's post on fictive dreaming, which is the ideal state for both the writer to be in while writing and the reader to be in while reading. One of the main reasons I hate typos in my writing is because each… Continue reading From tie poes to fictive dreaming, what’s the connection?
Are we creative enough?
The simple answer to that question is NO. We may never reach our full creative potential, but we should strive for it. We should never limit ourselves. Our souls should always reach for more. So, since I’m not satisfied with my current creative expression, how do I progress? This speaks to an earlier statement I… Continue reading Are we creative enough?
Keep the pen moving
My friend and fellow writer Cristina Trapani-Scott has begun a series she calls Twelve Days of Writing. In her first entry, she told how she taught her creative writing students to get past the inner voice that tells them they can’t write. We all fight that voice from time to time. Cristina started her students… Continue reading Keep the pen moving
Write what you know means …
When my granddaughter was not quite three, one of her favorite movies was Disney’s The Aristocrats, but for a while, no one realized she had redubbed it. Then, one day, we heard clearly her request to watch The Rest of the Cats. She didn’t know the meaning of the word aristocrats, so she heard words… Continue reading Write what you know means …