I *just* finished writing my second novel. Cue the happy dance in 3… 2… 1… Now onto months of editing, proofreading, illustrating, and all of that fun stuff. But heeey, I have a rough draft, right?
Bright moon, check. Howling wind, check. Weeping Willow, check. Flickering streetlamp (seriously!?), check. Spooky October writing inspiration in full swing 😀
You’re sitting in a field holding a bunch of colorful balloons. You look down and notice that the end of each balloon string is attached to something you own. A painting, a chair, a stack of old love letters. Little boxes labeled fear, anger, and days gone by. On and on and on; so many […]
I sometimes find it difficult to slow down and enjoy the writing process. While working on my first novel, I was so intent on knocking out a draft that I barely gave myself time to breathe. The end result was a mess. So much so, in fact, that I would almost rather rewrite the book […]
One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.”Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man “Tell […]
Before I begin a long writing project (novelette onwards) I spend a good deal of time taking notes, most of which deal with plot lines, twists, and object detail. I enjoy creating new creatures and (hopefully) intriguing characters, but I don’t spend altogether too much time delving into what makes each character tick. While I […]