When Secondary Characters Need to be Heard

I will freely, openly admit to having been in a rut for the last several weeks. It’s probably more accurate to say it’s going on months. I’ve been writing, it just hasn’t been the same. I still make a point to try and participate in at least one weekly writers chat on Twitter. But there’sContinue reading “When Secondary Characters Need to be Heard”

Waiting on a Song

One of the nice things about expanding my writing circle is learning that I am not alone in some of my crazier pre-writing rituals. From the world of Wattpad, I’ve stumbled upon multiple fellow writers who have an entire Playlist created just for their work in progress. Even NaNoWriMo has an option when creating aContinue reading “Waiting on a Song”

The Right to Write

So I’m struggling mightily with a conundrum today. Wattpad has changed the rules to their Open Novella Contest – which was something that I absolutely loved last year – to where any winning stories become the property of Wattpad, not the writer. This leads me to the great question of just where my principles drawContinue reading “The Right to Write”

Why I Write: Part I

For the last few months, nearly a year in fact, I’ve been struggling like I never have before with my writing.  The months spent buried in my homework made sense.  I had to prioritize, and with three jobs and full time academics, my writing had to take a back seat.  However, I’ve had two monthsContinue reading “Why I Write: Part I”

Halfway there = Time for a detour

I was all prepared this year to actually suffer through a Camp NaNoWriMo. I had a great idea, even if it was just in its infancy.  I thought I had set my standards sufficiently low enough: just get to 10,000 words and call it good – just in time to finish college finals.  No oneContinue reading “Halfway there = Time for a detour”

How Did it Come to This?

I am not one for sharing my political views with others.  My family and I might engage in debates, and maybe my closest friends, but never do I engage with others outside my innermost circle.  As one who prefers to avoid conflict, I know the safest way not to have an argument about politics isContinue reading “How Did it Come to This?”

It’s Never Too Early…but it can be too late

With the advent of fall, the creative juices for most of us NaNoWriMos start to flow a little more freely.  We’re all aware of that fateful day in November when we will see what we’re made of – if we can truly manage 50,000 words in a single month of madness.  Since I first startedContinue reading “It’s Never Too Early…but it can be too late”

When a Passion Becomes a Curse

Most writers suffer writer’s block at some point along the way.  While this isn’t my greatest issue when it comes to writing, the feeling is the same.  We writers have a grand passion for the stories we want to share, and when we can’t do what we love with all of our souls, we suffer.Continue reading “When a Passion Becomes a Curse”