Creative Writing, Writers, Writing, writing tips

How To Unleash the Power of Setting In Your Writing

I’m all about trying to improve my writing skills. The stacks of books, both virtual and physical, take up more than one shelf of my bookcase and four bookshelves in Kindle Fire. So, it is with great expectation that the new Urban and Rural Settings Thesaurus (I wonder if it’s ‘thesauri’) are now available. As… Continue reading How To Unleash the Power of Setting In Your Writing

Encouragement, Writers, Writing, writing tips

The Dangers of the Helicopter #Writer

  I'm writing a story about a twenty-one-year-old young woman. In the midst of writing it, I think damn she's making a lot of mistakes and I begin to edit some of the stuff out until it dawns on me the character is twenty-one. I have this 'thing,' in my writing, I'll admit it.  I try… Continue reading The Dangers of the Helicopter #Writer

Art, Creative Writing, Creativity, Inspiration, Writers

34 Unique Ways to Brainstorm and Get Creative

  What does a beer, a shower and playing Pictionary have in common? And you can do all three alone or in a group? Well two of them at least and a third as a couple. Okay, enough riddles. The three subjects above are suggestions to help you generate creative ideas. Really? See if you… Continue reading 34 Unique Ways to Brainstorm and Get Creative

Revision, Writers

Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

I saved this Ray Bradbury quote. Not because I plan to wallpaper a room with rejection slips but to remind myself that my list of rejection e-mails for two of my manuscripts amounts to maybe a quarter of a wall. Rejection emails don't phase me too much anymore. With a click of a button, they slide… Continue reading Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life