Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

Retell a fairy tale. When I was a little girl, we had an in-wall space heater in the basement rec room, the kind I've only seen in cheap hotels, but I am sure that the original decorators thought it was the height of interior design. Anyway, in the winter, my dad and I would pile … More Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

When FILDI Kicks In

Day Twenty-Six: Aprox. 20,000 of 50,000 words Last Sunday’s inspiration post mentioned something called FILDI, which means “Fuck it, let’s do it!” It is that beautiful moment when we suddenly remember that everything is temporary anyway, and if we don’t get it done, it never will have a chance to suck and to just do … More When FILDI Kicks In

Inspiration #17

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “As a writer, you must maintain your basic integrity: You must be true to what you believe in, nd you must write mainly for yourself. If … More Inspiration #17

A Mad Idea

Day Four: Unknown of 50,000 words We’ve all heard the advice to write what you know. Less common is the advice to write what you want to know. This is the school of thoughts tend to subscribe to, and I’ve been finding that when I learn something in the course of writing it sticks in … More A Mad Idea