The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (o.g. post)

I don’t know where this post went, but surprise! It’s back. **** I have a moral failing, a vice I indulge in more than I should admit. I am a jealous and envious writer. I see so many people hashtagging their writing sprints (#amwriting, I see you and associate your 7 a.m. tweets with smugness,Continue reading “The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (o.g. post)”

Friday Five: May 18 Edition

1. Additional tips on better self-editing (David Sheets, SPJ): “Blame this boom in boo-boos on the ease of electronic publishing, which has reduced the gap between writing and marketing to a barely perceptible slit and goads us into stream-of-consciousness creativity. We are all just a keystroke away from fame and fortune, we’d like to think. Thus,Continue reading “Friday Five: May 18 Edition”

Friday Five: May 4 Edition

1. Characterization and the kitchen sink (Seven  Sassy Sisters): “Knowing the characters we create is key to a well-plotted and emotional story. I have a character sheet generated from different classes I took to help me create my hero and heroine. But, to be honest, most of the information didn’t appeal to the “I like thingsContinue reading “Friday Five: May 4 Edition”

Thought for the Day: Foolish Words

“Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.” – Pythagoras “A fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.” – Ecclesiastes 5:3 KJV Wisdom echoes wisdom. Choose your words wisely. Edit mercilessly. Clear out the word clutter. Follow the kiss (keep it simple, silly) principle in writing. Don’t beContinue reading “Thought for the Day: Foolish Words”

Thought for the Day

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” Rabindranath Tagore You don’t become a writer by saying you are a writer. You don’t become an author by wishing a manuscript into existence. You become a writer by doing, by putting pen or pencil or paper and letting the words flow. Continue reading “Thought for the Day”