Ten Things Writers Are Thankful For

1. Our characters—all the precious details about them and their lives, how they entertain us, and how they keep us company at all times. 2. Coffee/tea/cocoa/wine…our writing beverage of choice. Also SNACKS! 3. That non-writing friend or family member who asks how our writing is going. Sometimes we feel like nobody in our lives cares […]

What Really Happens When You Set Aside a WIP After 10 Years of Revisions

An Autobiography of the Past 7 Months in GIF Form Last June I set aside the trilogy I’d been striving to revise for 10+ years, because I could no longer see the forest for the trees and it had problems I could not see a way to fix. It’s gone about like this… Step One: First, […]

Simmer Starters – February 26, 2016

Narrating Dreams & Visions (Mythcreants) – Sleep stuff fascinates me!  This is a good breakdown of information about things like sleepwalking and sleep paralysis, as well as suggestions about how to write dream sequences and visions. In TKT I actually fall afoul of one of their tips to not change tense or switch between 1st and 3rd POV. […]

Simmer Starters – February 19, 2016

Frank, the Beagle of Unexpected Plot Twists (Janeen Ippolito) – My other links today are kind of heavy, but not this one – enjoy this fun look inside an intuitive writer’s brain. 😀 Is a Surrogate a Mother? (Michelle Goldberg) – Long article that illustrates the kind of moral conundrums and heartbreaking situations we’ve created in […]

Simmer Starters – February 13, 2016

Business Musings: Serious Writer Voice (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) – This is a great, encouraging article about how every writer’s books should be different and we don’t all have to follow the same rules. How Atheist Authors Steal From God (Mike Duran) – “You can’t have bad guys without real evil. You can’t have compelling drama without real […]