Monthly Archives: August, 2008
Many writers have other creative hobbies beside writing. Here are a few.
At the time of said offense, I was struggling with plot twists and points it showed me that never would have come up otherwise. Yes, it annoyed me and I took it out on the poor defenseless program instead of where it belonged. Me! I felt like a complete moron for not seeing these things on my own.
I don’t know if you are like me but when it’s time to start something new, I always feel a little intimidated by the blank page. I’ve tried it both ways; by writing a single scene with no real direction and also by preplanned characters and plot. Either way, I have to come up with an original idea [...]
Now and then I receive an email which marks such a place in my memory that I can’t seem to put it aside. This is one of those emails. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to [...]
In my ongoing efforts to be a more organized writer, which in my fantasies means I’ll be a more effective writer, I’m test-driving various programs touted to help me structure my story, envision my plot, tackle my characters and organize my research. These programs hint that by using them, I’ll steer clear of the middle-of-the-book sag, the curse of the lifeless character and the gaping plot holes big enough to jump a herd of sharks through.
Beings as I am that “second family” that comes so late in a couple’s life, I had fun playing on “antiques” as I was growing up. I used to sit and push the keys on an old, old typewriter. It took forever to type one sentence. When I went to college I was given my [...]