If you’re like me, sometimes you struggle to find the word for just the right color. It’s not a red desk, it’s not a purple one – it’s something else. And what REALLY frustrated me is that I can spend way more time than necessary trying to figure out what to call the color. Time… Continue reading Write the Right Color!
Snoopy! Ah, Snoopy…that loveable cartoon dog with the personality of an eccentric grandfather. I love him. And what I love most about him is his dream and desire to be a writer. He has a dream! He never gives up! He receives rejection letter after rejection letter! He suffers from writers block! He doubts himself! HE… Continue reading Snoopy Inspiration for Writers
If you’re a writer a great way to get your name out there AND make a little extra money (something all struggling writers need – unless you have a nice cushiony publishing deal), is through writing contests. Maybe you have a short story in your folder of stories that you’re not totally sure what to… Continue reading January 2017 Writing/Short Story Contests
If you’re like me then you write a lot of fight scenes – I mean A LOT. I write YA epic fantasy that takes place in a world of warriors, wizards and villains. There is going to be a lot ass kicking going on. And if you’re like me you spend a lot of time… Continue reading Writing Fight Scenes – Helpful Info.
While I think ‘said’ doesn’t quite deserve its sometimes problematic reputation, I do admit that it can get overused. Overused a lot and overused quickly. Sometimes I find myself struggling with whether I should use said, something else, nothing at all, or let an action describe that they’re talking/holding a conversation. All writers struggle with it,… Continue reading He Said, She Said, We all Said – Words to use instead of SAID…
I must admit the habits of writers is something that fascinates me. I’m always looking for things I do similar to the greats – and many, many things I do differently. So, this little dog owning, night writer, who prefers tea over coffee and writes at a, sadly, relatively slow pace found this chart created by visualistan.com humors… Continue reading Habits of Famous Writers – What do you know, I like dogs too!