Writing is often a very solitary pursuit--at least, it is at first. Most of us start out writing just for ourselves. For some, it's anonymous fanfiction, while others write secret fantasies in their journals. We write to explore what we like, and we often start off...
This is the first in a series of posts, where I explore writing resources. This is not a review of whether or not I liked a particular resource, but rather a look at what a particular resource is and how it might be beneficial to different writers. The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, by Christopher Castellani, is a quick and conversational look at perspective in fiction, exploring point of view, narration, and even the psychology of storytelling.
There is a myriad of approaches to the “new normal”–each valid in their own way. We could rail against it, trying to force things to be as they were before. We could throw ourselves at our work, determined to distract ourselves as much as possible in the grind. Or we could forget everything and focus on self-care with all our free time. We could allow a miasma of helplessness to seep into our bones, preventing us from doing anything. I’m choosing acceptance, and adaptation. I’m choosing to view this not as a lost year, but as a chrysalis year.
I know what it’s like to be home-stuck and supply-short. So, I’m here to give you my top five tips on staying sane during this viral outbreak (according to my limited experience)!
I had high hopes for 2020! I just knew I was gonna start the year off right! From day one I was going to adopt those healthy habit's I'd always struggled with, and I was gonna kill that novel manuscript dead by day eight! But then I got sick and my plans went out the...
When you tell someone you’re a writer, nine times out of ten the first question out of their mouth is “What do you write?” Doesn’t matter if they’re a friend, family member, fellow writer, editor, or rando in line at the bakery; the question is the same.
For me, I have two answers: the easy answer, and the truth. That’s kind of why I wanted to write out this post–to explain comprehensively, in at least one place, what I write.
If you want to know which stories I have that are awards eligible for 2019, look no further!
November is an interesting month of abundance–the final harvest before the cold, bleak winter. We gain pounds, lose the leaves, and, of course, squeeze out a ton of words. That’s right, I’m talking about NaNoWriMo!
I've tried to write this blog post I don't know how many times in the weeks since the workshop, but it's been really hard to organize my thoughts. I think this is because the Writers of the Future experience covered an extremely broad spectrum of experience....
When I was accepted to the Writers of the Future contest, I obsessively combed blogs and posts by people who had attended the workshop in the past. I had this running monologue in my head as I carefully combed through what few tidbits I found, and kept asking myself, quite selfishly, “Why don’t more people post during the experience? Why don’t they blog? I need to know more!”
Well, now I know more.