#writingcraft: Productive or Busy

Often the method of writing does not seem to be getting the job done at all. Even if I start out with that blank page of the first draft and begin to pound on the keyboard with gusto. I know that somewhere along the way, I will have to stop to do writing tasks that …

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Nine Month Kickoff

Last Tuesday I started thinking about how I was going to get back on the train of the blogosphere after being somewhat MIA [missing in act] for six weeks. As an “unpublished” writer, I don’t feel qualified to give advice to any other writer, so posts stressing how to do anything concerning the craft is …

Stomping On Hate

A few days ago I woke up with a multitude of health problems. Some were easy fixes. I opened the new bottle of Ibuprofen and swallowed two with water. That took care of the headache and the chronic leg pain for a while so that I could come up with some sort of plan to …

Character What?!

Regardless of the years of education I’ve had within the subject of creative writing, I didn’t learn the finer points of storytelling. I know, of course, a character should have his or her own personality, flaws, traits, dreams, and whatever else I can’t think of at the moment. I also know that a good story …