Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I dare you to open this post.

(sorry for the drama in the subject title. Wasn't sure what else to title it. LOL)

Anyway, I found this link of quotes of writing advice from fiction authors. Pretty good stuff...check it out! :)


Here are some of my favs...

"Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." – Anton Chekhov

"Work on a computer that is disconnected from the internet." — Zadie Smith

"Fiction that isn't an author's personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn't worth writing for anything but money." — Jonathan Franzen  

What were your favs?

Were there any tips you actually didn't agree with on this list?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lessons from Maleficent


The above post is one I put on my personal blog the other day, but it's partially writing related in regards to characterization and the analysis of characters. You might check it out :)  Would love your feedback. Hope it encourages you, as well.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I'm Still Here!

Hey y'all---I'm on vacation in Alaska, so I'm not going to be saying much for the next couple of weeks (that's where I was last week too). But I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and I hope writing is going well for everyone.

Random questions of the day, just for fun.

1. What's your favorite place to write?

2. What's the weirdest place you've ever written? (ex. bathroom floor? a moving vehicle?)

3. What's the strangest thing you ever took notes on? (ex. candy bar wrapper anyone?)

4. Do you have any weird pen preferences? (color, brand, etc)

5. Do you only use your computer, only use paper, or both for different reasons?

I'll try to remember to come back and answer for myself in the comments in a day or two, but I don't want to steal anyone else's creativity by answering first. ;)

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

When Dreams are Delayed... or Dead.

It's been really hard lately.

Dreams that have nothing to do with writing have seemed so far away.

I've been praying for something very specific and dear to me for almost three years now... something that has been so, so elusive...

So lately I've been soaking up this book {again} by Holley Gerth.

And I'm reminded... sometimes dreams don't look like I imagined them. But the Dream Giver is still good. He is still working it all together for good.

So... how can we pray for you today?