So You Want to Be a Writer…

So you've decided that you want to be a writer. The career path of a wizened old hermit surrounded with stacks of paper and empty coffee mugs is the one for you. All you must do now, is sign on the dotted line. Oh wait! You haven't read the terms and conditions? Here, you'd better … Continue reading So You Want to Be a Writer…

Aesthetics

*WARNING: SUPER SHINY THINGS AHEAD* Aesthetics are awesome because everyone likes pretty things (You don't? Get help). Aesthetics are even awesomer when telling a story...my story. The Green Crows Trilogy. We'll start with characters today. *Disclaimer: I own none of these photos. They are photos from Pinterest. Applause to the creators* Main Character: Hugh Varden Gallagher (A.K.A … Continue reading Aesthetics

5 Facts About the Green Crow Trilogy

As you know....I finished the Red Dream! Which means I have a complete first draft of the Green Crow trilogy. But....before I plunge into editing and revising, I'm setting the MS aside for a while, in a dark drawer where no one will find it (it is actually sitting in the middle of my room, … Continue reading 5 Facts About the Green Crow Trilogy

Writerly Rants: Part 2

Remember that rant I posted a several weeks ago? Well...there's more to it. (Some of these are not particular to written fiction. Some of these things are in movies that drive me banana balls). *enter rant* 1: Stuttering Yes, people stutter when they talk. So yes, you should put stuttering into your dialogue. Just....do it … Continue reading Writerly Rants: Part 2

Writing Battles (besides stabbing)

There are a surplus of articles and blogs on how to write a great fight scene. I thought about doing one myself...(I believe writing fight scenes is one of my superpowers). But then I remembered another kind a fight. A fight that's like, a lot bigger? Battle. That's the word. A full blown battle between … Continue reading Writing Battles (besides stabbing)

#WIPjoy: April Roundup.

(Woke up and realized it's Wednesday and I have no idea for a blog post) Hey! It's May, which means #WIPjoy (hosted by the wonderful Bethany A. Jennings) is over. Because I didn't think of a blog post for this week (it's Tech week. All theater and dance people raise their hands), here's a roundup … Continue reading #WIPjoy: April Roundup.

Writer Quirks

Have you ever noticed that writers do/have well, weird things? Habits? "Quirks" that's the word I'm looking for. Yeah. We writers have quirks. Some are specific to us as individuals (like how I listen to all Hans Zimmer music basically on loop. All the time.) others are shared quirks. Shared quirks. These are fun to … Continue reading Writer Quirks

Writing is…Hard

I've been writing for what, eleven years now? (Not counting the days I couldn't write and just told stories to myself.) Five years since I started taking writing seriously (meaning: setting aside a part of the day and setting a word count). But like, not till now do I realize something. I knew it in … Continue reading Writing is…Hard