Short blog post today, because I honestly want to get back to the subject of this blog, rather than talk about it. But today I pose a question to you. Do you enjoy the creative process? Now, before you slam your way to the comments section with your answer, I want you to seriously consider … More Do you enjoy the creative process?
As I sit down to write this blog, I find myself staring at a blank page. Not for the first time, and likely not for the last, I’m unsure what to fill this page with. Some people get intimidated by a blank page, almost as if it mocks them. “Bet you can’t write anything good … More The Blank Page
I mentioned in a blog post recently that I was once again writing by the seat of my pants. That worked for about 35 pages of single-spaced text (and by worked, I mean that I didn’t get too stuck and could keep moving the story forward). But, there came a point where I got stuck. … More So, pantsing didn’t work—bring on the outline!
I’ve made no secret that my novel, Carmae, is intended to be the first book of a trilogy. I have vague ideas in my mind of what books two and three will look like, but I’ve always told myself to save those thoughts for later. I should focus on writing the first book, and once … More When is it appropriate to work on a sequel?
Take a look! It’s in a book! Reading Rainbow! You may have heard of the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign, which has already doubled its initial goal of 1 million dollars, and in two days. If you loved the show, or want to help children learn to read, you owe it to yourself to check it … More Butterfly in the sky! I can go twice as high!
Yesterday, I was told by a friend of mine on the train that I am a hyper-critical person. She was referring to a number of things, namely the fact that my edits to her novel were very in depth and questioning, prodding for character details and asking about portrayals. In that sense, I agree with … More Do you analyze everything?