Well, the vows have been read, the first dance was a hit and the whirlwind year of wedding planning is over. Our families and friends have come… Read more “From Wedding Back to Reality”
You can fiddle with a writing project forever. Really. It’s feasible to never be finished. Short form. Long form. It doesn’t matter. There’s always one more spell… Read more “How to Finish a Writing Project”
Change doesn’t always happen because of an epic event and our universe doesn’t have to shift for us to have an epiphany. Small moments can and do lead to change in the real world, so why not in our fiction?
One of my former creative writing professors was an avid fan of the cutting draft. He would write an entire novel and then cut the thing down… Read more “Knowing When to Cut”
As someone who aspires to be dedicated to the craft of writing, I find that it is all too easy to get off track. Something interrupts my… Read more “A Writer’s Workout”
A story has meaning and a purpose no matter whether it is fully written (by you or by another) or in the early stages of crafting. A… Read more “The Meaning of a Story: Finding Solace in Writing and Reading”
I have noticed an odd trend in some historical fiction books that I have picked up over the past few years. Authors have decided to break the… Read more “Narrative Perspective: The Overbearing Narrator”
As a kid, my parents always told me “You can do anything you put your mind to.” And for the duration of my childhood, I believed them.… Read more “Remember, You Can Do Anything”