the process, Writing

Progress report: Sorcery

My progress report on my novel Sorcery (holder title) is that it is moving along swiftly. As you go along with a work you get a real sense of the world you are writing in. While I had a basic plot for this one, all those details about the world have got to the right… Continue reading Progress report: Sorcery

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the process, Writing

Writing music

This isn't a post about writing music but rather writing music. The tunes you play while writing. I can actually write music sheets. It wouldn't be music per se, but I know my notes. Actually, I suck at playing the piano. So producing music? Not for me. Writing with some awesome tunes playing? More my thing.… Continue reading Writing music

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fantasy fiction, humor, Writing

Writing: What pets to put into your fantasy

I have written books with pets before. And it is a great concept. I love my pets in the 'real world' so of course, it makes sense some characters would have a pet they adore in their world. In your writing have you considered putting a pet into your fantasy fiction? Here are some pet ideas… Continue reading Writing: What pets to put into your fantasy

About Writing, humor, Writing

How to not write a book

Start writing Take a break and look at Facebook Grab a caffeinated drink. Back to writing a different story because an idea popped into your head Respond to a notification on Facebook because it was an interesting conversation you had commented on. Realize it had turned into Politics. Make inflammatory political remark for fun. Watch… Continue reading How to not write a book

About Writing, Writing

Too much Exposure work not enough pay

  They said I was a great writer. They said they loved my writing. They loved my blog. They would love for me to come write for them monthly. For how much? For exposure. Damned exposure. So far I cannot eat exposure. Nothing against exposure. Gets my name out there. Gets people coming back to… Continue reading Too much Exposure work not enough pay

blogger, Writing

The benefits of writing

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write There are "long-term improvements in mood, stress levels and depressive symptoms. In a 2005 study on the emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing, researchers found that just 15 to 20 minutes of writing three to five times over the course of the four-month… Continue reading The benefits of writing