I may have a little insight into how to reconstruct your book while you are standing in it. Here are a few tips and tricks to starting over from the inside out. Continue reading Writing Your Way Out
And sometimes, as much as it pains me to admit it, writing doesn’t always take the priority. Continue reading When You Can’t Write
Why on earth would you do that? How much of a story can you possibly tell in that short amount of space? Well, for anyone who has read the six-word story by Hemingway, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” you’ll know an awful lot can be said with an awful little.
Here are just a few reasons to give microfiction a try. Continue reading Thinking Big, Writing Small
For overwriters, word count goals can be very good and they can be very bad. Continue reading We’ll Be Countin’ Words
This house, specifically, has called to my baser self for over a year. What does that have to do with writing? Everything. Continue reading House on the Hill
Now, of course, removing a transmission is a wildly complicated and difficult process, a little like saying Step One: Animate the monster or Step One: Walk on the moon. In my family, the term has become synonymous with comically difficult tasks– such as writing a book. Continue reading Step One: Remove Transmission
Writing is wonderful. It’s like playing God, sculpting worlds, forming new people from nothing but your fingers against the keyboard, giving life to the two-dimensional creations of your own mind, weaving spells of love and pain and the whole spectrum of human emotion.
I love being a writer, but that’s not why I do it. Continue reading I Don’t Want to Write