Tag Archive | Cathilyn Dyck

Productive Patience

Productive Patience

A difficult concept I learned in weightlifting, which applies to writing, is the idea of mixing light days with heavy days in order to boost muscle growth. I remember one day telling my trainer that I had to work hard to lift light. He gave me a funny look because, even though it didn’t sound […]

Personification: When Eyes Have Hands

Personification: When Eyes Have Hands

Chalk it up as reason 9A of why you shouldn’t read poorly written fiction, or maybe reason 5B of why you should, but I’ve somehow picked up an awful habit of giving inanimate objects the ability to act, feel, and otherwise pick up human characteristics. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m one of the lucky few […]

Nano Debate and Two Pro’s Advice

Since my last post, I decided not to do NaNoWriMo, and then today I decided to do it anyway. I’d like to thank Robynn for her post, because that was the turning point. I didn’t want to be the one inspiring someone to do it, and then drop out. I had some pretty justifiable reasons […]

The Writer’s Sail

I suppose it’s good to submit a story fully expecting the publisher to say, “Good job.” Last week I submitted flash fiction for Team PYP. I was sure that the lovely managing editor of Port Yonder Press, Chila Woychik, would be impressed – maybe even put my story in the top three for her contest. […]