#writingcraft: Perceptive Anguish

It was about six months ago when I started having grave doubts about my abilities as a writer. Before that time, I thought I had a fleeting shot at getting a book published. Yet, in spite of the distress I felt every time I sat at my desk, I continued to write my blog posts … Continue reading #writingcraft: Perceptive Anguish


#weekendcoffeeshare: Being a Writer is More?

The Daily Post sponsors the #weekendcoffeeshare. If this is something you’d like to do, whether it be weekly like it’s supposed to be or the way I do it, once a month. You can get the lowdown about it at the link above. In the past, I have written this post dialogue style as if … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: Being a Writer is More?

Maybe Self-Doubt isn’t Bad

As of late, I’ve been coming across hoards of articles about how we should feel about ourselves. Writers are telling me in their blog posts about how to somehow feel marvelous when I’m writing, no matter where I am in my WiP, no matter what obstacles I’m facing. Feel-good web sites are giving me advice … Continue reading Maybe Self-Doubt isn’t Bad

Can You Pick Your Writing Voice?

I plunged into my weighty writing excursion in 2013. I’ve read article after article about all that’s entailed to hopefully writing a book with some sort of success. One category of information pieces I came across early in my search for knowledge was centered around the writing voice. Several articles were advocating how to find, … Continue reading Can You Pick Your Writing Voice?

The Prestige of the Writer

Writers are the same as everyone else. Some of us are wall flowers; others are attention mongers; and there are, of course, the ones in between. Some are straight-laced; others are totally off the wall; and, then like the majority of any group, there are the ones who arise to the occasion as needed. I’ve … Continue reading The Prestige of the Writer

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Effect

Again, I've missed writing a post during the weekend. Admittedly, some of the reason is due to my reluctance to write the rest of It Was My Black Cloud. Still, there is another reason; I’m at a place in my writing that's become troublesome. It’s sticky and gooey. It’s reminds me of picking up a … Continue reading The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Effect