Boy, I hate that dress. Not too long ago this statement wouldn’t even have made sense, but now visiting Twitter and looking up “#thedress” leads you to millions of blog posts, photos, and comments about this recent social media trend. Even Hollywood actors and well-known musicians have started jumping onto this bandwagon. Now it seems […]Read more "“The Dress” and Writing Trends"
“Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” William Cowper “The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.” Felix Mendelssohn I love the freshness of each new season. As we move into a particularly cold winter I’ve found myself shivering in freezing rain and […]Read more "“All Shook Up” – The Power of Variety in Blogging"
Things have been a little lonely around the blogosphere this past month, as a large majority of writers dedicated themselves to participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). As the blogging community became something of a ghost town, I had to continually remind myself to take a deep breath, keep calm, and just continue […]Read more "5 Writing Quotes to Keep You Inspired During the Busiest Month of the Year…"
There are literally millions of theories floating around about what ingredients make up good writing. Few, however, have been around as long as the “Six Elements of Good Drama” found in Aristotle’s Poetics. Second only to plot, Aristotle proposes that the most important element of a good story is its character, or that invisible […]Read more "Does Your Writing Have Character?"
I really do want to publish a book someday, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at my manuscript. Mainly because it’s – well – nonexistent. I could spout any number of excuses about the demands of graduate school, foster parenting, and working two jobs, but we’d all know better. I could also give […]Read more "Seeing the BIG Impact of Small Writing Projects"
“I’m much faster now. When you only have a certain amount of time to write, after a while you learn to use your time well… or you stop writing.” Alice Hoffman Like anything else in life, good writing takes time. If you’re like me, however, time is one thing you never seem to […]Read more "Write Around the Clock: 4 Time-Saving Tips"