Tag Archives: reality

The Terrible Price We Pay

Before I could drive, my mother would take me to the library to pick out a stack of books for the week.  During the short drive home it was almost impossible to keep from opening the first and diving in.  … Continue reading

Posted in Personally Speaking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The 4 Rules of Writing on the Road

Ah, vacation.  That dreamy time when time slows to a crawl and you can leisurely sit back and create the world’s next great bestselling novel.  The muses love a brain at rest and the thoughts flow like water on the … Continue reading

Posted in Organizational Skills, Writing Exercise | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Should have gone armed

To be a good writer you have to read, read, read.  Reading is the principal way I learn about writing, discovering how good story lines are formed, what makes a character likable, and what I like and dislike in literature. … Continue reading

Posted in Personally Speaking | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A Writing Epiphany at Last!

A few days ago I had an epiphany that will tighten up my opening chapters, however applying that idea is going to take extensive reworking of what I have written.  I’m hoping I can work on the rewrite while continuing … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Impact, Personally Speaking, Plotting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Daydreaming of my Ideal Writing Situation

Those of us who are not writing professionally as a full-time  job will appreciate this.  We are the ones who have to find pockets of time where we can fit it in.  I’ve often fantasized about what life would be … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Organizational Skills, Personally Speaking | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments