Twitter Hopeless

I am no good at Twitter. I try to be, I really do. When I’m on, I’m on! When I’m off, I’m just…gone. When she’s not talking about structure (thank you!), Kristen Lamb talks about how to use twitter effectively to build your platform as a writer. And I have to admit, I have read … Continue reading

In Which Life Gets Crazy and Creativity Gets a Break

Once again my life has taken a turn for the dramatic. I tend to do this – make decisions that I believe will be positive, and then things get out of control. I’m not going to go into it but I will say I am preoccupied. I’m finding that, instead of hiding in my writing … Continue reading

Hello, Captain America!

I have nothing to report. It’s been a bad week. I don’t feel like writing. I don’t feel like doing much of anything. I’ve written 3400 words in 6 days, half of where I should be. So what have I been doing? Well, I’m glad you ask! I’ve been marveling over how Chris Evans went … Continue reading

Is Anyone Else Bored by What They Write?

I had a strange epiphany today. Part of what was holding up with my novel was that I was incredibly bored with my content. I kept writing these scenes that I thought were necessary for the story, scenes that I thought would help the reader better understand, or scenes that helped fill the space between … Continue reading

In Which I Am Uninspired

I am moving. Not far, though – really, just up the street. But I am upgrading from an apartment to a house with my boyfriend and another couple, who bought the house. In this new house, there are chickens. And vegetables and grass. Or at least, there will be. Right now the house itself is … Continue reading

Stream of Consciousness, or For Old Time’s Sake

I found this the other day – a piece of prose/stream of consciousness that I wrote a little while ago. I’m not sure what it means anymore – I do not feel this way now, but for whatever reason, this flowed out of me at a sadder time. The reason I’m sharing it is because … Continue reading

3 Act Structure, or, Beating the Wasteland

In screenwriting we are told that there is a 3 act structure that we must adhere to. 3 act structures are easier to shoot, easier for theย  audience to understand, blah blah blah. But is that really true? I was reading a book a little while ago (it is now packed, since I’m moving, so … Continue reading

Flash Fiction and, Writer’s Block is Here

I have writer’s block. Oh, Hell. I guess it’s not really writer’s block if I know what I want to say but I just don’t want to sit down and write it. Does that mean I’m bored by my own content? Do I need to switch it up and take a different approach to the … Continue reading