This morning I listened to a interview of the author of “The Lost Sisterhood” (see video below) and I thought to myself “*I* have a story about Amazons!” and I got a little depressed thinking I will never get it done and published because I can’t afford to be a starving writer (or my family […]Read More The wanabe novelist blues
Do you have your ‘what if’ ready? Need some inspiration? Is your muse asleep or on strike?Read More Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO
When Tolkien was trying to write Lord of the Rings, he didn’t have a blog. He didn’t even have an agent. He just had a very determined publisher. It took decades to finish and even longer for it to be printed. During this time, Tolkien did not go on publicity tours. He simply continued his […]Read More I’m just not that into me
When people first started binding books, just the name on the side of the book was something only a skilled craftsman could do, embossing or stamping the leather that was used as the cover. But even the earliest books have decorative covers: Illuminated texts like The Book of The Kells, might have given people the […]Read More Evolution of a Book Cover
Maybe I’m not as cute and fluffy as Stephanie Meyer, but my life story has got to be at least as interesting as JK Rowling. My writing career has been as long and twisted as a Clive Barker novel. My contact list is pretty short and my ability to do much of anything that seems […]Read More What Launches a Popular Writer?
I’ve written two complete novels (neither one published, btw) with NANOWRIMO. I think it’s about the best idea to happen to writers since the invention of ebooks. Everyone has a story in them. Some of them are a little more interesting than others, but the great thing about NANOWRIMO turning thousands of amateurs into dedicated […]Read More Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO
My muse has been very generous lately. I’ve been writing like a phenom, and pretty well too, if I do say so myself. She’s (or he, just in case) even got my green thumb in harmony with her right now. I started to work on some terrariums to add to the Realm of Calinor. This […]Read More Muse’ings
Do you have your ‘what if?’ ready? http://www.amazon.com/What-Writing-Exercises-Fiction-Writers/dp/0062720066 http://ezinearticles.com/?Creative-Writing-Prompts—What-If?&id=3952836 http://www.writing.com/main/handler/item_id/770807-What-if-Prompts http://www.writingforward.com/journal-writing/journal-prompts/what-if-journal-prompts http://murderby4.blogspot.com/2009/07/writing-what-if-scenario.htmlRead More Warming up for NANOWRIMO
When I am going through emotional trauma, I can’t write. I think that makes sense, mostly, but when it is over, I have a hard time recovering and writing again. I have to start with drawing, sometimes, or some other creative outlet. I wonder if other authors go through this or if it’s just so […]Read More Muse Killers
Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?