“…from both sides now” ~ Joni Mitchell ~ Seeing this view too many times recently. Family emergencies fill my mind. There will be time to write again on the other side.
Tag: fiction writing
What am I Thankful for as a writer?….
I’m thankful to my “First Readers”. You know who you are!
“We never talk anymore…”
Working on dialogue. He said, she said. “Are you listening to me? I feel like you’re not listening to me.”
Sometimes you just need to take yourself to the beach…
…and let your characters sort things out themselves.
Avoid Negative People
Toxic individuals can derail you faster than almost anything, if you let them.
My Old Friend 3:33am…
…We meet again. Why do I wake up to you on so many mornings? Why you, why not any other time? Are you my unconscious reminding me to seize the moment and write down random story ideas, or dreams that I may forget once I am fully awake? Thank you?
This is Really Happening
I found an Editor to work on the first three stories in my series of Detective Mysteries, narrated by a SF Missing Person’s Detective. On her excellent suggestion, I will be packaging these “novellas” three to a book. Each is a stand alone story, beginning in San Francisco, then taking the reader to wherever the…
Perception vs. Reality
It may look like I’m sitting here eating a slice of cheesecake, and drinking a cup of coffee. But, what I’m really doing is deciding what to do with the main character in my new Missing Person Detective Mystery. Will he be found dead or alive?…I love my job!
On not reinventing the wheel
I’m trying to go to at least one author event / reading a week. I always learn something new. I frequently discover that I’m already on the right track! Like, leaving room in your outline, for the unexpected, so, you feel excited about doing the actual writing. And, knowing when to stop doing research (!)…
Under The Starbucks Sign
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