New Podcast Up: Reasons for Writing and Filmgoing

In this episode we discuss the hard life of an indie writer, what that entails, and mostly why we keep writing. Many independent writers quit writing all together when the going gets rough, but what is needed to keep the creative fires burning? We also wrap up the 2014 movie season and discuss what makesContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Reasons for Writing and Filmgoing”

New Podcast Up: Short Story Writing and Invested Characters

In this episode Ryan and I¬†discuss the writing of short stories and how you can use short stories to wet your appetite for writing a novel. How many of your short stories could eventually become novels? How do you translate a short story into a novel? We also discuss characters in fiction that cause usContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Short Story Writing and Invested Characters”

5 Tips for Finishing a Writing Project

How many writing projects have you started, but have not finished? This is an excellent question, but the answer for a writer should be a very small number. ¬†Successful writers finish what they start, even if it takes years to get there. Elizabeth Bishop worked on her poem “The Moose” for a record 20 years.Continue reading “5 Tips for Finishing a Writing Project”