Short Story Class Completed

Originally posted May 10, 2012 So last night was the final night of the short story seminar. It was so different from what I expected. I thought we were going to learn how to develop characters and plot and dialogue, etc. But it was really more of an analysis class. Which, in and of itself,Continue reading “Short Story Class Completed”

Continuing Education

Originally posted March 27, 2012 I start a new class tonight. It’s a six week workshop on short stories. We’ll be reading and analyzing existing works, doing in-class exercises, and working on a story of our own. Usually you hear about continuing education with respect to teachers, but I believe we can all benefit fromContinue reading “Continuing Education”

Get in the Groove

Originally posted August 24, 2011 I have a routine. I put on music (classical music – channel 866 ¬†or classic rock channel 862 on DirecTV) when I’m writing (depending on my mood) or my own personal playlist (the Rocky soundtrack if I’m writing an action sequence or some of my favorite love songs if I’mContinue reading “Get in the Groove”

Don’t Waste Time – Using the Unplanned Vacation

Originally posted July 30, 2011 Family came to visit this past week, and while I didn’t plan (and don’t recommend) taking off writing while entertaining visitors, sometimes I just can’t carve out the time to write when I have house guests. My family room is my office, and my guests rise early and stay upContinue reading “Don’t Waste Time – Using the Unplanned Vacation”

Inspiration

Original post date July 22, 2011 Today I decided that if I wrote a blog detailing my progress through my book, I might be more likely to be motivated. Right now I’m dragging my feet because the rough draft is done, and the rewrites are hard. I know what needs to be done to improveContinue reading “Inspiration”