I was organizing my bookshelf last Saturday afternoon, as one does on Saturday afternoons. I picked up a book (as one does when organizing a bookshelf, completely abandoning the project originally started.) It was Humphrey Carpenter's Tolkien, a lovely '77 edition. Started reading it and found some quotes that are just GOLD and thought we … Continue reading Writing Struggles with J.R.R Tolkien
This week I fulfilled a life long dream. (Gotten a book published? Found a portal to Middle Earth? No.) I broke into my very own house. *cue Mission Impossible theme* My sister and I went to see Jurassic Park at a drive-in this week (DINOSAURS). IT WAS GREAT. We sat in the back of my … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 20
This is kinda of a long story so I'll try to sum up as nicely as possible. *ahem* A while back I had the idea to write a novel in a style I called "stream, of consciousness" or "brain dumping "(I know I know. That is basically pantsing but just bear with me alright). That … Continue reading Writing Like a Freight Train (I might kinda recommend it)
So besides being slowly killed by Mother Nature (I mean "allergies"), I've been really missing one thing in particular (well a couple more things but whatever). D A Y D R E A M I N G Daydreaming in the car going to work. In the car back to work. Standing still for 20 min … Continue reading Who knew that daydreaming could be so productive
So I was out on a walk with my mom last night, a lovely winter *ahem* I mean spring walk (can someone send me the weather men's address so I can ask him why it's so cold??) and all of sudden I stopped and wailed up to the sky: "I have to write a BLOG." … Continue reading April Wrap Up: Wait….did April even happen???
Go do yourself a favor and listen to the Mandalorian soundtrack on Spotify. Right now. I watched Star Trek: the Motion Picture this week which I haven't watched in YEARS. My sister had never seen it before and....I don't think she was that impressed (honestly, it was a looooooot sloooooooower than I remembered it being.) … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 11
No plot twist is better than a bad plot twist. Plot twists aren't just there for thrills. That's what explosions are for. Plot twists should make you gasp and jump off the couch and impact the story DRAMATICALLY. So I just got to get these things off my chest.... Ant Man This (not Thomas) has … Continue reading No Plot Twist is Better Than a Bad Plot Twist
There are just some things I love to write (and some things I hate too...like oh gosh if characters have to kiss what do I do). Some things that show up because I WANT IT. (some things just don't show up enough in my opinion though my stories sometime have their own). So here are … Continue reading 5 Elements I Love Writing in Stories
WHOOOPS. Tuesday night I went to bed realizing I had forgotten to get a blog written for the next morning, but by then it was too late and I thought oh the heck with it I'll do it tomorrow it's not like I messed up the space time continuum or something (a thunderstorm proceeds with … Continue reading I Accidentally Knocked the Earth off its Axis Because I Didn’t Post on Wednesday (and why I feel writing is so important write now)
What began as a literary novel about a young writer finding her way in the world, trying to balance her two passions of writing and dance, ended up as an apocalyptic novel where every chapter the situation slowly deteriorates until finally it's mass panic when the zombies are accidentally released. This is one of those … Continue reading March Wrap Up: I don’t remember what happened.