As a creative, someone who is hyper-sensitive to emotional cues, I am bombarded with this so much that I am overwhelmed. Sitting down to write about it is at once therapeutic and also necessary. I’ve decided to do a few things to get me through it, and also to help me actually get back to writing.
I’ve been away from social media and blogging for about three days. I needed a break. I’m in the middle of writing the first book in a series to be released in June entitled The Last Terran and I had hit a creative bump in the road. Sure I have the entire thing plotted out, have createdContinue reading “Off the Grid: Recharge Your Creativity”
I’m a reader because all good writers are readers. Mostly, however, I read because I love to read. I am in many ways like Henry Bemis in “Time Enough At Last”, adapted from a Lyne Venable short story which chronicles the sad life of a chronic reader. I’m so glad I have a Kindle Paperwhite, becauseContinue reading “10 of the Worst Cliches in Fiction Writing”
There are so many things that can distract writers. Writers are thinkers and dreamers, and if there is anything I have learned from my son, who suffers from ADHD, it is that distractions can kill any chance of the completion of a task. But what are the three things that are deadly for a writer,Continue reading “3 Deadly Traps for a Writer”
This has been a rough week. Of course, as a high school English teacher who teaches two Advanced Placement courses and also manages the after school alternative education program…and also the supplemental online schooling program…most weeks are tough. They are ten times that when I want to write something and get home and there areContinue reading “3 Kick In the Pants Tips for Tired Workaday Writers”