Tag Archive | Writing

The Benefits of Sprinting for the Distance Runner

I’m a distance runner That’s a label that took me a while for me to wrap my arms around. I always hated running. Like with a passion. Like I walked at least part of the way every time a gym teacher or coach told us to run a mile. There was the time I ran a mile for the […]

What Every Author Must Do

What Every Author Must Do

OK. Maybe not every author,  but I wanted a clickbait-y title. I completed my latest manuscript during NaNoWriMo and have started editing it. I went through K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel (for a second time) to lay out the plot points. Something just wasn’t working. My introduction was too long and resembled a misshapen two-humped […]

Wednesday Writing Inspiration

Wednesday Writing Inspiration

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves … Photo credit – Sylar113 on CrispMe “There’s something else, too, unfamiliar and new and maybe even beautiful. In all the times I’ve […]

Word Wars!

Word Wars!

“Would you like to word war with me tonight?” Rosalie’s message popped up on my phone. “Word wars?” I texted back. Ok, I’d heard of Word Wars before, but had no idea exactly how they worked. I did know that they involved some pretty fast writing. I tend to think of myself as a slow […]

Your Story is Contrived

Your Story is Contrived

I was doing a brainstorming session with a client not long ago, and she mentioned how she finds herself trying to emulate George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson by adding multiple layers and and intrigues and subplots, and it was frustrating for her, because it wasn’t really what she wanted to write, but she […]

My Week According To Sherlock

My Week According To Sherlock

Sherlock: “Impossible suicides? Four of them? There’s no point sitting at home when there’s finally something fun going on!”

My Sabbatical and What I Learned

My Sabbatical and What I Learned

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged in awhile. It hasn’t been just because of laziness. Over the past several months I’ve been getting more and more discouraged in my writing career, not really feeling like I was making progress, not knowing what direction I was supposed to be going or what I should […]