Writers receive a great deal of rejection in life. All writers are convinced their stories are the cotton candy of carnival desires. That their stories are so savory and sweet that they melt on your tongue when devoured. And why not? Writers bleed words into sentences, into paragraphs, into chapters, into sections, into parts, into … Continue reading How do writers cope with rejection?
Today's musical writing prompt is a real treat. It comes from Kaleida, who I've only recently discovered, and who have some amazing music. I discovered them through Keanu Reeves' recent flick John Wick. They had a song, titled "Think", used during the film's soundtrack. It stood out for me, like many things in that movie. … Continue reading Musical Writing Prompt #8
I can recall back in high school and college that style was discussed as if it was some strange magic. Only those with the certain mixture of blood could actually achieve true style. And to do that, you had to write so many words, every day, for years and years, before you could unlock the … Continue reading On Writing (Part 4): Oh so Stylish
Been re-watching the Death Wish movies. These are like R-rated made-for-TV movies. The cheese factor is off the...
Emily Stuart is victim #6. She didn't hesitate to be put on ice when I showed her my card for the project at Stone Spiral on a Wednesday night. You can review the previous entries here. You can learn more about the gig and sign up yourself at this link. Download the Files You can … Continue reading Emily Stuart and the Alpha and Omega (short story and opportunity)
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Writing is like mowing the grass with a riding mower. Editing is like mowing the grass with tweezers.
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