on writing, Personal Journey

An Invitation to FLOG This Writer AND…I Got Shot

In Spontaneous 5 I mentioned spending upwards of seven (it was actually more like ten) hours on my first page. Well, you can see the fruit of that labor and even vote anonymously whether or not you'd keep reading my work HERE. This is me, begging you. I'm not asking for strokes. Vote your conscience.… Continue reading An Invitation to FLOG This Writer AND…I Got Shot

Personal Journey

Writing: The Reach that Doesn’t Sleep or Die

I am blessed to have people who believe in me, even (and especially) when I don't believe in myself. Like the ones who scrawled my work-in-progress in the sand while they were vacationing. We thought of you, it said. We love you, it said. I now understand why writers make such a big deal about… Continue reading Writing: The Reach that Doesn’t Sleep or Die

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Fiction. Meet the Protagonist of my Novel-in-Progress

On second-hand testimony I was slain. Grain by grain, little stories, facts I learned piled up until one day I found myself wanting to gaze at him. At first it was innocent. I beheld him like any worthy thing, turning it this way and that. Simple appreciation. First intrigued by the person who could inspire… Continue reading Fiction. Meet the Protagonist of my Novel-in-Progress

on writing, Personal Journey

Don’t Forget Summer

Warning: This post is really boring. I wrote it in July and then left it in my drafts because I hated it. Then I re-read and decided it's worth remembering my 2016 summer. Still, unless you're slogging through your first novel or you want to remember my boring summer, you may want to scroll down… Continue reading Don’t Forget Summer

on writing, Personal Journey

Don’t Forget – What It’s Like Writing my First Novel

I've been toying with the idea of changing my novel around. This morning I decided to change the point of view from 3rd to 1st-- just to experiment. I've read many 1st person novels and loved them. Right now I'm reading We Were Liars by e. lockhart. If you want to hear a distinctive voice,… Continue reading Don’t Forget – What It’s Like Writing my First Novel