(This was listed earlier as a page and moved to Posts) I know that in some of my posts, I have stated that I don’t like writing. Most of that was to show that I, like most of you, have no idea what motivates us to write. Most […]
(This was taken from an earlier page and moved to Posts) I despise writing. I hate most of the moments I am stuck behind this keyboard attempting in vain to come up with that killer line or that awesome scene. There are always more things that I can […]
(Note: this was published earlier but put on as a page instead of a post) Now, I am not the author of the Snowflake method, that honor goes to Dr. Randy Ingermanson (The Snowflake Method). His brilliant strategy gave me a jump-off point for everything I do that […]
There are a few things we need to do before we can put everything down in an outline, but these are at least the first few steps. For me, outlining is a big part of the writing process. It probably takes me longer to write the outline than […]
Your ideas are your babies. They may not be perfect (except in your mind) and may not actually go anywhere in their lifespan, but they are yours. What you do with them is up to you. I am here to tell you how I get mine from dream […]
So then what is a scene? A written scene is the basic building block of a novel or short story. The scene actually has three parts and is vital to making it work. You have the protagonist struggling to get through to his immediate goal, but there is something in the way. It progresses until the struggle is over and there is a disaster. Often, there is actually a change in scenery, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
As you can see, I’ve updated the site. I did this because of a comment I received from someone who visited (a heartfelt thanks to that person, BTW). I do try to make sure that this site is easy to navigate and people can find the messages and […]
Well, I kind of knew this was going to happen. That’s okay, I guess. It’s one of the perks of self-publishing. I can set an artificial deadline and blow it! Seriously, I am still working on Kingdom of Happy Fools. I on about chapter 7 (of 20) in […]