You’ve set goals. You’ve planned your story. You’ve decided that this year is the year. You’re getting serious and legit. But, let’s be real— You’ll get distracted from your writing goal by January’s end....
*Rapid clicking* She pecked furiously at the keyboard, her pupils dilated from staring at the screen’s bright light for so long. She hadn’t talked to anyone all day–if you didn’t count her characters. They...
It’s so easy to forget that technical writers are still writers, too. Though they don’t write “traditional stories”, or adopt the “writer” title when doing it for their career, they do still write. They...
When we think of “writers”, we tend to think of the short story and novel writers. We tend to ignore non-fiction writers and even completely disregard poets at times. It’s unfortunate because classic poets have...
A community is–in a vaguely generic sense–a unified body of individuals with one or more commonalities. The lovely thing about such a definition is that the word can be expanded beyond locality, which is...
Working with Victoria M. Patton– a forensic chemist and author of the crime fiction Damien Kaine series–here are 10 things you may or may not know about crime and investigation that can take your fiction writing from amateur to expert.
As writers, we have a tendency to change up how we refer to time as we progress through our work. It’s a pain to go back and change all that; but, you gotta do what you gotta do to ensure your writing is understood how you intend it to be. Tense can have a major effect on just that.
A former student of mine, Zane Indie I call him, actually honed in his writing passion through a game. I finally wanted to find out what these “game stories” were all about, so I interviewed him about his journey during 2.5 years playing Dungeons and Dragons.
A Lifelong Writer
While I like to believe I’m “just” eccentric, I can’t deny that I’m more than a little peculiar. I could blame my love of writing, which drove my goal to be an author, my career as a writing instructor, and my hobby as a writing blogger and community leader, but that probably isn’t the only reason.
But that’s only when I’m not balancing my roles as an active military spouse, a new human mommy, an experienced furry mommy, and a lifelong learner! With too many hobbies to afford—mentally and financially—I suspect I’m probably the reason I’m insane. But, it’s okay; I wouldn’t want to hold a grudge against anyone else!
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