Why, hello there! I hope everyone had a good day yesterday, is continuing to have one today, and so on and so forth. Holiday Recap I spent most of Thanksgiving Day with family. Adults talking, some having a few drinks, while kids chased each other from room to room. Snacking in the kitchen while dogs … Continue reading Thanksgiving Recap, Music for Writing, And Probably Some Other Stuff…
It'll be OK! I touched on rejection anxiety a little bit in my post Behind "The Process": Don't Be Shy. But that was more of a don't-be-afraid-to-let-the-world-know-you're-a-writer kind of thing. If you're past the initial anxiety of just anyone seeing your stuff, then hopefully you've received some useful feedback and made yourself a better writer. … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Rejection
What's up, folks? Glad you're here. Yesterday I wrote a post that referenced an author interview. In thinking more about that post, I consider it a mistake that I didn't put a link to that interview in the post. I thought about going back and putting it in there, but then I had a better … Continue reading Classic Author Interviews: Christopher Tallon's All-Time Favorites
I'm not asking in the way that people who don't write ask writers. I'm asking in a reflective way, because, well, I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I've had some story ideas but haven't latched on to one that I want to ride out for my next novel. And it's scary when … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Where DO Ideas Come From?
Somewhere, in a trash heap, there are notebooks full of little stories, poems, and songs I wrote. Not to show to anyone; just for the sake of writing. Unfortunately, I threw the notebooks away. Probably out of the fear that someone would find and read them. That was when I thought writing meant getting it … Continue reading Nag Champa, The Doors, and Candlelight
There's one thing about the new Dark crystal show on netflix I can't get over. OK, so I was born seventeen years before the end of the 1900s. (Or 1983.) I remember watching the original Dark Crystal when I was younger. Back then I thought it was really cool. And, no. I haven't watched the … Continue reading Why I can’t watch the new Dark Crystal (and a quick writing tip)
I started this blog to give would-be and struggling writers insights into the writing process. But the insights were mine and mine alone. I don’t wanna be the guy who tries to have all the answers. So my last post was an interview that I did with RK Holliday. He is a good writer and … Continue reading Behind “The Process”: Plotting vs Writing