My Great-Grandmother’s Magic Pencils
On my great-grandmother’s mechanical pencils and how magic is always with you—even when it lays dormant until you are ready for it.
On Writing When You Are “Too Busy”
Tips for how to write more, even when you are “too busy” for writing.
On Why Writing Is So Damn Hard
Writing is so damn hard. While that may come off as me prepping for a whiny diatribe on the travails of the writer’s life, it actually constitutes me launching into a bit of a love poem
Day 31 – Productivity& The Collapse of Time
Productive days are the best kind. The total absorption into material and storytelling becomes meditative. The devotion to ideas and evolution of that story sparks a magic. When it was all over, I couldn’t even remember which Writer’s Studio day it was. In the midst of it all, my brother and I even managed to…
Setting the Intention
I’m all the way in now. Loving the way this novel is shaping up.
Day 30 – The Value of Keeping Scenes Simple
Day 28 and 29 got lost somewhere in the morass of trying to set the final scene of The Woman On The Wall. Forty-eight hours of drop-off in writing output had one evil source—me, trying to overcomplicate things. The terrible, beautiful part was all I had to do was look at tools I teach other…
Day 26/27 – The Many Stages of Writing
This weekend was crazy busy, and I got all crazy trying to figure out Adobe Spark as well. It makes fun videos and is easy to use for novices such as myself. I go through a lot of stages in my writing, especially when I am heads-down in the middle of big story dumping. Trying…