Inspiration #26

Every now and then, 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! “Among the writers I have known, one habitually worked lying down in the dark, in a trailer with its windows painted black, dictating into … More Inspiration #26

NaNoWriMo Tips: stage directions and other lessons from script writing

(Why are you reading blogs? Go write! ) When I was younger, I spent a lot of my time (13 years) involved with all things theater. Acting in, writing, and directing plays all taught me a lot about storytelling, and about writing. Playwriting and screenwriting is writing distilled down to an impressive science; instead of … More NaNoWriMo Tips: stage directions and other lessons from script writing

Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Write Reality

This approach is for the kind of stuck that just keeps us from writing anything at all, even a small practice piece or blog, when words simply won't come and we are left feeling empty and alone, abandoned at the start, and we are lost and frozen in space, searching for he brilliance we are … More Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Write Reality

Inspiration #1

Day 21: 40,035 of 50,000 Instead of disturbing you with the fatigued working of my brain, a moment of inspiration for this winter night. Let go of everything when you write, and try at a simple beginning with simple words to express what you have inside. It won’t begin smoothly. Allow yourself to be awkward. … More Inspiration #1