Our dear friends, Jared and Tiana, invited me to do a writers' retreat in Makapala, Kohala, Big Island.
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
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!
Could Ryan Gosling play piano before La La Land? I guess not. Supposedly, he learned how to play his movie pieces in three months. That feels so unfair...and I'm not even a musician. You may ask... is it really true? One of my dearest friends, a Ryan expert and piano expert, has convinced me that it is. … Continue reading Why Ryan Gosling makes me mad!
Sometimes, the pursuit of a dream can feel futile, or worse, a set up for disappointment. But there are tangible benefits to pursuing a dream. These will make the journey worthwhile, no matter what the end result is. I hope this video encourages you in the pursuit of your dreams!
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
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…
There are many reasons why I love to write, but three of the main ones are: it's amazing to create something out of nothing, you can write and re-write as many drafts as you want, for as long as you want, and, it's really fun to put your characters through crazy adventures! Thank you for … Continue reading Why I love to write!