Writing

When Writing Is Hard: 2017 Version

This post of mine came through my FB memories feed last week. I talked about when writing gets hard. Not simply challenging, but “it’s too hard, I can’t do it.” I wrote the following: “…writing looked like insomnia. I had some great characters lined up and loved them and their stories. My plot was solid… Continue reading When Writing Is Hard: 2017 Version

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When Music Makes the Story Come Alive

A fellow writer in my writing organization recently asked what song we imagine for the ending credits for our novels-turned-movies. Easy! I know ‘em all. Novel 1: “The Sound of Sunshine” (Michael Franti and Spearhead) first, then “Jabulani – Rejoice” (Ladysmith Black Mombazo). Novel 2: “Brighter Than the Sun” (Colbie Caillat), then “Good Life” (OneRepublic).… Continue reading When Music Makes the Story Come Alive

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Saturday Summation – 06 May 2017

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too… Hey. Long time no linking, yes? Let’s start getting back into the swing of things… Writing Stuff: One of these days I’m going to read my copy of Donald Maas’ Writing… Continue reading Saturday Summation – 06 May 2017

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Nature and Music: Nurturing the Writerly Soul

I meant to write this up and post it last Monday - you know, back when I felt hope and optimism - but since this little writing story started with music and ended with music, and because more music came my way this weekend, it's coming to you now. A couple of weekends ago, I… Continue reading Nature and Music: Nurturing the Writerly Soul