Writing: The Struggle is Real

Writing, when it comes, is a glorious waterfall of emotions and glory. The feeling is one I can hardly describe. But there are moments, times, days, weeks, months when you become beaten. Slapped. Kicked. Beaten with a bat, run over by car. Shot. Stabbed. Trampled by a stampede. It’s a moment when you sit down … Continue reading Writing: The Struggle is Real

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Fwd: Spotlight on Ava Marsh — Bibliophile Book Club

A short read about researching some taboo topics that makes you think about your own research methods as a writer. Hop over and give it a read. Today, I am thrilled to have the lovely Ava Marsh joining me on the blog with a brilliant guest post! About Ava: Ava Marsh grew up in Margate, … Continue reading Fwd: Spotlight on Ava Marsh — Bibliophile Book Club

On Writing (Part 5): Have more than one Good Idea per Story

(originally shared on Ello) When I was younger, I used to think one solid or good idea was enough to carry a story. With time, I learned that to be very, very false. Having one good idea is not enough to carry a story. For example, Hitchcock's film Saboteur ends with a climactic action scene … Continue reading On Writing (Part 5): Have more than one Good Idea per Story

Self-torture is not an act of attention

I suppose it's been said a thousand times, but some folks feel like self-torture or self-mutilation (such as cutting) is an act of attention. But as someone who is bipolar and knows several folks who are also bipolar, let me take a few minutes to talk about self-torture. If you're wondering how a post like … Continue reading Self-torture is not an act of attention

On Writing (Part 3): Narrative Should be Confident

A common thing to do with narrative is to have doubt, lack confidence. I catch myself doing this sometimes. I think it's OK for characters to have doubt internally and express that through narrative, or dialogue. But sometimes that doubt bleeds through into narrative. The narrator's voice should be confident, and harbor no doubt. Typically this is … Continue reading On Writing (Part 3): Narrative Should be Confident