on writing with authenticity and creativity...
Writer's block: an inability to think, combined with a deep sense of guilt, that no amount of caffein seems to be able to take away. But, I'm trying to look on the positive side: I'm learning patience, especially with myself. Challenges produce perseverance and character. Meanwhile, all I have to write is AHHHHHHHHH! No - … Continue reading The benefits of writer’s block: there really are none
Today, I accomplished my goal of writing 50,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo! Things didn't go as planned: I'd started Camp NaNoWriMo with a fresh new outline of Mirror of Sparrows, and I envisioned myself writing a complete first draft based on that outline. What a convenient vision! About half way through, I realized that my outline had … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo
Some writing advice blogs suggest finding picture of what you think your characters look like; therefore, I've been having a little bit of fun with this.
I like to write in the morning, before reality - sets in. I like to write in the morning, before I recall what - logically, probably, certainly - ain't happenin' I like to write in the morning, when they day is - still untouched. Then, anything is possible, And any dream's attainable. I like to write … Continue reading Why I like to write in the morning, a poem
Often, it's tempting to disconnect from the world of people. After all, aren't certain social interactions super challenging? Or, am I the only one? There are those friends and family, however, who manage to tread lightly and inspire: these life givers tug me along in more ways than they can imagine. One of them is … Continue reading Friends who inspire
It's been a little over two years since I started writing Mirror of Sparrows, a YA fantasy. After several less-than drafts of the novel, a detailed outline seemed like a better approach. Today is a big day - I finished the first draft of the outline of my novel!
Here's what's led me to feel like a writing failure: Reading what I wrote eight months ago and realizing how awful it was...and wondering if that's how I'll feel eight months from now about my current attempts at a novel. Suddenly noticing that my character arcs are pretty much non existent; and why hasn't this occurred … Continue reading 5 reasons why I feel like a writing failure
Here's a little video I made on why I think outlining your novel is super important...and I wish I had started doing it earlier. To any of you writing a novel out there, I hope that this helps!
Background info: I'm not fond of sad love stories, or weird love stories. I want to be inspired by love, not left sad and depressed. How I define an awesome love story (but this is not set in stone, I'm looking to grow from here): A story that replenishes hope. An endearing couple who, even with the … Continue reading Why I want to give my book an awesome love story…