Tuesday, August 22, 2017
BUT NO-DOT knows best !@#$!^^**.--is all I have to say about that.
QUOTE: Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I've ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing...through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away--Ann Voskamp
WRITING TIP: You can no more rush your character's development than you can rush learning who you are.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Did around 1500 words today on SOMETIMES (new book) and as I tend to do when I get into a character and start developing them, I look into all places to tell me who they are. Callie-one of the main characters, is in love. (well, the book is a love story) anyway-watched a movie, listened to some music, checked out the net--pondered her. She is taking shape and I like her. All the above help develop Callie. The movie led me to Oscar Wilde, the music to sexy Pink Floyd, the net-all kinds of stuff.
QUOTE: You don't fall in love with someone for their looks, or their cloths, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear-Oscar Wilde
WRITING TIP: Your characters are everywhere-in the past, the present, the future and in all your experiences.
Friday, August 18, 2017
QUOTE: Once you make it to your point of making it, you'll appreciate the struggle.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
You lean in to me
So close that I
Can feel your
Warm breath on my neck
You stroke my arm
As if you have
To know the
Touch of my skin
You say the words
That tell me
So many lies
That sound like truth
Until I cede
All my strength
Then you turn
And walk away.
Sometimes, more often than not, characters get in my head and all kinds of things spring from them. This is a poem that my character Callie would write. Callie is from the new book- bouncing around titles in my head. geez, they all sound so good at the time--
QUOTE: Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-Bob Marley.
WRITING TIP: It's okay to be confused-just write the ambivalence into one of your characters.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Still working on the new book, the love story, and have come up with a new title.
SOMETIMES A BOOK IS JUST A BOOK-- okay, you have to read the book to get the title. But so far this is top contender for the title.
I'll begin teaching another writing class at CFCC next month, be sure to sign up or have a friend sign up. Trying some new things this time. It will be 8 weeks instead of 6 and there will be more class interaction.
QUOTE: Scenery is fine, but human nature is better--John Keats
WRITING TIP: experiment with dialect, it can be fun and add a different dimension to your story.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
QUOTE: When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm is all about--Haruki Murakami
WRITING TIP: The storm inside you needs to be on paper.