Writers crafting a world for readers to inhabit need good answers for the many questions that might arise in the audience's mind as they read. “
Get ye some accountability!
ac·count·a·bil·i·ty: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions Over the past five (!) months, since I have been staying home more than going out, I have developed a new appreciation for a sometimes-overlooked writing tool: accountability. The first step in achieving any goal is articulating it to yourself. The... Continue Reading →
Ah, possibility. Which spoke to choose? Words + art Almost all of us, whether involved in a creative endeavor or not, find concentration elusive these days. Even those blessed with circumstances that allow us to weather the pandemic in relative ease are not immune from the world’s collective grief. And that is a hard place... Continue Reading →
You Can Help Choose My Next Story
I finally participated in NaNoWriMo, although technically it was NaSSWriMo, because I worked on short stories. My challenge, however, is to choose what to work on from the mound of material I've generated. So I’m asking for your help to prioritize. Just read through the brief synopses in the form at the bottom of the post, and cast your vote!
An “Epic” Guest Post: New Ways with Old Words
Being in the presence of a diva can be intimidating. Fortunately, the author of today's guest post, Arlene Miller, is anything but. Even as I wrote that last sentence I worried there’s something wrong with it. Will I hear from her about how it’s constructed? Is there a prohibition against ending a sentence with "but?"... Continue Reading →