Guest Post: Your character may be a mugger if…

Written by irowboat I was going to respond this comment from dawnstarpony, but it ran considerably long, and PartlyPixie made me turn it into a post. dawnstarpony asked: Do you consider character planning/-izing/character personality sheets as outlining and wasting time? I’ve encountered two general populations of writers when it comes to characters: Those who are … More Guest Post: Your character may be a mugger if…

Sympathy for the Non-Writing Friend of the Writer

We sign up for NaNoWriMo, we buy expensive pens, we write manuscripts, spending hours and hours every day in a dark corner with imaginary friends . Sometimes we complain about our imaginary people and their imaginary worlds. We invest years of time and energy working on what amounts to elaborate fantasies with no visible sign … More Sympathy for the Non-Writing Friend of the Writer

Leaning into Fear

I will have the promised post on getting and pushing past being stuck soon. But today, I want to talk about something else. Leaning into the fear. This year, I have unearthed more about myself than I knew was there to discover. As I have expressed before, writing this hard and fast doesn't leave any … More Leaning into Fear