Presents of Mind

On good days the Muse brings me "presents" for my writer's mind to play with. But those days are rare.

Writing Hygiene #9

October 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

What Keeps Me Awake at Night

Stories get written with pain and sweat and frustration. They incubate with headphones over my ears and letting go of the fear of imperfection. They sort themselves amidst the chaotic noise of life. … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Be a Genius at Writing Fiction

  The first rule of fiction writing is, Don’t bore the reader. The second rule of fiction writing is, Don’t bore the reader. The third rule of fiction writing is, … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Writing Hygiene #8

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding Strong Story Legs

I used to use a lot of flowery adjectives in my fiction, which meant my verbs and nouns couldn’t dress, stand up, or cook meals for themselves. They had no legs … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing Hygiene #7

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Writing Hygiene #6

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Writing Hygiene #5

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cracks That Let the Light In

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why I Write

Last night a blood moon was visible in our region of the planet. Millions watched it. Some could care less. “Seen one blood moon, you’ve seen them all.” Try it. … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Writing Hygiene #4

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Writing Hygiene #3

October 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Most Popular Title in My Draft Folders

Failure curdles into something else… I go down into that failed place, and I think, ‘I’m going to take a look at that failure and make something of it. – Me, … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing Hygiene #2

October 5, 2014 · 2 Comments
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