February 9, 2016

I love short stories. I used to write short stories and then pass the finished product around to my friends in high school--asking for input, if it was real. Wondering if it sucked. Now many years later, I have a portion of a short story to roll out each week. I wrote...

December 18, 2015

 

 

I heard about him before I met him.  He was warm, a mover and shaker, and incredibly shallow.  I knew a lot of women that fell for him and soon lost themselves. Some were stuck on how he made them feel.  Others did just about anything to stay with him.

 

He h...

April 17, 2015

 

Sometimes you just can't get the story started.

 

It happens.

 

That's why writing prompts are so important. They help you start your story and give you a nudge towards a certain genre.

 

I don't always use a prompt, but they come in handy for writing exercises and freewrit...

April 8, 2015

 

The absence of peace when writing means the absence of a focus.

According to Kathleen Cali, focus is the feature of

effective writing that answers the question “So What?” An effective piece of writing establishes a single focus and sustains that focus throughout the pie...

October 19, 2014

 

I am in the middle of writing this really great book. The problem with the really great book is that I have the protagonist (main character) on a bus headed to a gritty inner city that she knows nothing about and where she knows absolutely no one. 

My problem is that I...

September 17, 2014

 

I'm in the interviewing/research phase of developing this documentary. More about that later, but for right now I just want you to know that I'm in a certain phase of development and that the story has taken on a life of its own.

 

Much like children, we birth out an id...

August 20, 2014

I'm a late bloomer on some disciplines.

 

I tried to keep a diary but only stuck with it for about three or four days before I began to visualize how I would explain the contents if it was ever found. So I ditched the beautiful books or reused them as prayer journals...

August 16, 2014

I have never been one to sit on my hands and watch the grass grow. In fact, I was raised to think proactively about everything that concerns "me" and what I have been left responsible for in life. That can go in a myriad of directions without further explanation, howev...

July 4, 2014

I may the only person who loves writing exercises. You find out some of the dormant issues and thoughts and beliefs within yourself. You stretch your reasoning and your imagination. No matter what happens...a writing exercises changes your way of thinking...thus, chang...

June 11, 2014

Gotta start the laundry.

Return a call.

Go to the store.

Wash the dishes.

Read a chapter of...whatever.

 

These are all excuses that I hear in my head every time I need to write. But I fight against these excuses because I had a revelation about this so-called gift of writin...

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