This is when the truth comes out. It may not be pretty or perfect, but it always feels right. You can schedule to write from 9 - 5, Monday through Friday. You can create the most perfect outline, and fill it in piece by piece. These things work, but when true inspiration takes over, and … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Walt Whitman
Aristotle was a wise man. It may be a good idea to take critiques seriously. You never know, someone's critique may be just the thing your story needs. Here's some great tips on how to take criticism as a writer: Writer's Digest: 4 Ways to Take Criticism Like a Pro
It seems like every time I get into my groove... THIS happens. My mind is like, "Ohhhh, you want to write that story about imaginary friends? Aliens are really cool. Why don't you write about them? They have lasers, and flying saucers, and they're slimy! Aliens aliens aliens aliens......" Well I do love aliens...
Yesterday was the last day of Summer, and let me tell you what that means... "Winter is coming." "Game of Thrones" recently broke records with the most Emmy wins for a drama, passing up "Frasier." I became curious about the writer behind the scenes, George R. R. Martin. This great, in-depth, "Rolling Stones" article shows quite … Continue reading Interview by George R. R. Martin
"The unifying theme is resilience and faith. The unifying theme is being a warrior and a motherf**ker. It is not fragility. It’s strength. It’s nerve. And 'if your Nerve, deny you—,' as Emily Dickinson wrote, 'go above your Nerve.' Writing is hard for every last one of us — straight white men included. Coal mining … Continue reading Writing Advice from Cheryl Strayed
Writers tend to aim really high. We want to sell a screenplay and see it on the big screen. We want to write a novel and watch it rise on the NY Times bestseller list. We want Terry Gross to grill us on our upbringing before we dive into discussion of our work. For the most part, … Continue reading Celebrate the Small Victories