Welcome to the world of the writer: oftentimes a hobbit hole of solitary confinement. We imprison ourselves there, poring over tomes of research and babbling nonsensical asides, typing until our fingers are bloody stumps as we finish our Magna Ópera. Or maybe not. For several years I lived this way, but not because my head … More The Weekend Getaway
In my recent wayfarings, I’ve encountered several fellow travelers who’ve asked, “Should I use my real name? Real picture? Make changes to this, that, or the other?” Before you read any further, take a cue from one of my faves, Lewis Carroll, and Play Me. You needn’t watch the video; it’s only a slideshow of Babs … More A Year of Growth and Change
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand October 11th seems like a lifetime ago — a bygone era, the days of yore. A once upon a time when I still tread water and chased windmills on the same blog, before the split and … More I’d Like to Thank the Academy…
Prospector, by ToOliver2, Flickr NaNoWri Month is drawing to a close and as luck would have it, a blog hop on Works-In-Progress fell into my lap just in time to brag about Monty. To be sure, over the course of my NaNo ramblings this month you’ve seen me write about the antics of Gus Sanchez, of … More Blog Hop: The Next Big Thing
“My advice is…really the same for anybody writing any kind of book…but I guess it’s more for fiction writers like myself. It’s really basically this: WRITE.” – Anne Rice Roxanne Ravenel writes a weekly craft column called Storyteller Saturdays over on her site, Mindful Banter, in which she posts insightful interviews and observations of some of the … More WRITE ON!