Don’t believe everything you think. Go ahead. Reread that sentence a few times and let the idea marinate inside your cranium for a bit. It’s an interesting concept. Don’t believe everything you think. Sounds easy, right? Not quite. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. Especially if your inner critic’s an asshole. About a week ago, … More Don’t Believe Everything You Think
Yes, folks. Just write. That’s how a novel gets written. It’s as simple as that. Sounds easy, doesn’t it. For most people, myself included, writing is the hardest part of the whole process. I’ve only written short stories. Writing a novel is overwhelming, and that’s one reason why I’ve never come close to completing a … More How To Write A Novel-Part 4: Just Write
I’m a planner. My house is littered with five million notebooks filled with lists and snippets of ideas – weekly menus, shopping lists, to do lists, story ideas. I jot things down as a way to organize my thoughts, as well as to help guide me in a particular direction. When it comes to writing … More How To Write A Novel-Part 3: The Outline
On February 24th, I started writing the first draft of my first novel. This isn’t the first time I’ve started the first draft of my so-called first novel. I’ve developed–and perfected–a start/stop method of writing, where I plan and plan and plan, then after spending waayyyy too much time in the planning phase, I will finally … More The First Draft
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Image by: Jonathan Reyes It’s been a little quiet over here for the past few weeks. I’ve been working on a new project, one that I’m excited about. For the past five weeks, I’ve been attending an online writing workshop and I’m in the beginning stages of a novel. The story idea is one that … More The Tale of One Writer’s Journey
It’s been a while since I’ve done a song title writing prompt post. This time rather than pull from my MP3 player, I’ve perused the internet for some titles to share with you to hopefully inspire your next piece of writing. Dirty Old Town – The Pogues Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin Copperhead Road – Steve Earle … More Song Title Inspiration