Writing, when it comes, is a glorious waterfall of emotions and glory. The feeling is one I can hardly describe. … Continue reading Writing: The Struggle is Real
A short read about researching some taboo topics that makes you think about your own research methods as a writer. … Continue reading Fwd: Spotlight on Ava Marsh — Bibliophile Book Club
Ever since last Fall, I took on a couple of writing projects. The first was publishing the Josephine the Dragon stories by Taylor Christine on the blog. The second was writing the next installment in the I Will Kill You for $5 project.
But, alas, it felt like I had really fallen behind on the blog and writing in general. Life has been crazy, to my credit. However, as is the case a lot, I dump on myself a lot about writing.
Not writing is harder than writing. — Ksenia Anske (@kseniaanske) June 8, 2016 Whenever you feel like writing is too … Continue reading Words to write by
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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 atop the Statue of Liberty. Now, imagine if everything leading up to that was a series of lame ideas leading into that one good idea. Now, you see the point. Continue reading “On Writing (Part 5): Have more than one Good Idea per Story”
#writingtips When writing lengthy, one good idea isn't enough. Combine multiple good ones. Otherwise, "good premise, poorly executed". — Nathan … Continue reading
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 books, into series of books. After hours, days, weeks, months, years of slaving away at the story, they don’t want to submit stories and have them unceremoniously rejected. In the least someone could make a big deal out of it, but nope. Just. Rejection. Continue reading “How do writers cope with rejection?”