Another, much later, installment of my writing series: how to write setting. It's actually quite simple, really. This is the where of your novel. Setting is actually the thing I have the most trouble with - not so much figuring out the setting on a large scale but the details. I've been better (and I'm…Read more Setting the Setting (get it?)
Being a self-proclaimed creative, I am someone with what I'm going to call CPAD (or Creative Project Attention Deficit). Every new experience brings out a whole new project that plays itself out in my head. With that being said, just updating to say that I am currently working on three projects at the same time:…Read more Episode 4
Obviously, I write. I do that thing where I type one word after another until my fingers bleed and my brain bleeds. And with writing comes a lot of writing better known as drafting. Write a million words, then another million words based on those million words until you have a perfect collection of one…Read more Drafting (as in a novel)
Writing is different for everyone. Some people are pantsers (as in people who write through the seat of their pants) while others are plotters and plan everything before writing. I consider myself a mix of both - dubbed plantser by the writing community. Putting it straight: I write, then I plot some, then I write…Read more My Writing Process
One sentence blog: I just had a really good idea for continuing my web series. More to follow.
His alarm went off, waking him with a jolt. Don't start your story with some guy waking up to an alarm clock, or waking up at all, unless it is incredibly vital to your story. Like, there is actually an exciting reason for you to write about this guy waking up. [Insert dream sequence here].…Read more How Not To Start a Story
Writing is hard. I feel like that is going to be a common theme of this blog. As I continue working on my web series, I am reminded again and again how difficult it is to write. Now obviously I know how to write. I know how to form sentences, put one word in front…Read more Episode 2