There are three parts to perspective in a story; the narrator, the point of view, and the focus character. As a writer, you should know these things cold. Because even if your average fan doesn’t know to look for them, you can sure bet they will be noticed if they’re not there.Read More
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Depression is something many writer’s suffer with each day. It can lead to an upset in our routine and productivity, and eventually to writer’s block. Together they can turn into a self-sustaining cyclone of inactivity and disillusionment. I don’t have any answers on how to fix it, but here’s how I overcame it this time.Read More
I haven’t had that drive and pure need to put a story idea into real words and sentences.
Why did this take 2 years? Simple: Kids, every excuse in the world to not do it, and what I refer to as mom guilt ...Read More
If you’re like me, then you’ve joined NaNoWriMo several years in a row only to get about 15,000 – 20,000 words in, and have everything fall apart. There might be a reason for that.
National Novel Writing Month is great for many things, but there are some places where it just fails to meet expectations.
Look, we’ve all read articles and seen videos ranting about the Oxford Comma. That silly little extra punctuation mark that differentiates between a list or an inclusive grouping in relational clauses. It’s a simple argument pertaining to the simplification of grammatical structures in the modern English language. And right now you’re thinking, who even cares about this stuff? Apparently, a lot of people, and in truth, I’m not sure why either.Read More