Around this time last year I finished the first draft of a novel. It’s currently sitting in a binder, awaiting yet another round of revision, and to date it has been read only by a few lovely beta readers. One of these was my talented boyfriend, and because he is super-amazing he made me these: … More Unpublished but I Already Have Fan Art!
If you are a writer and you haven’t yet checked out Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling, click here. Very interesting, thought-provoking, and (I hope) useful for getting out of a writing funk. A few of the rules that stick out for me: #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #5: … More rules, shmules
This is me right now: Gonna give it a once-over today and then send out to my charming beta readers. Eep!
No, I still haven’t completed my second draft. Shhhh. ~~~~ Last night I finished reading Rules of Civility by the fabulously-named Amor Towles. I loved it, and I am so glad that I loved it because I love Amor Towles. I know nothing about him except this quote but that’s enough. I read a fair number … More I want to like your book
…I am not. I am so close to the end of this draft. SO. CLOSE. Another day or two’s worth of work. I think maybe I’m afraid of finishing and sending it to betas? Or something? I also have to untangle the mess that is this chapter before I can keep going, and it is … More I should be writing but…
Because we live in the future, I am writing and posting this while on a bus between New York and Boston. We just sat immobile in Connecticut for about 20 minutes, no big deal, but at least the internet never went out. My weekend lurking at SCBWI was absolutely fantastic. My friends are brilliant and … More goodnight, New York
The Grub Street creative writing center in Boston is going to be posting a new word prompt to their blog every day in 2012. Each prompt will have something to do with the day it’s posted, and readers are encouraged to submit. Being a Holmesian nerd, I of course love today’s: FACT: January 1 (1881) Dr. John … More 2012 Writing Prompts from Grub Street