So, one of my least favorite authors is Chuck Wendig. Mostly because how he writes is a slow string of wording that dribbles on for too long and makes for a frustrating read. Let me offer up an example of what I'm talking about from the novel Star Wars: Aftermath. I will write the first … Continue reading That’s What He Said…
This is such an interesting question. I've seen many people ask it of established authors. It seems like a question that potential writers ask to make sure they're not losing their minds because this bug to write has bitten them hard. And it isn't a bad question. However, I think it's potentially loaded. Mostly because … Continue reading When Did You Know You Wanted To Write?
Okay, this might not be a 'poem' per se. But I love it nonetheless. This was my first attempt at rhyming and it took on the form of parody. These are the lyrics to a song I used to dig way back in High School. My class was preparing a book of poems to be … Continue reading I Suppose Another Poem Is In Order Here
I've recently finished up my beta read and sent it off to the woman who wrote the book. It had some intriguing concepts but the execution left little to be desired. Hopefully my thoughts and comments will help her moving forward so that she can make the story what it's supposed to be. Now, I'm … Continue reading Time To Get Back To Work
I've got another old poem for you to enjoy. I wrote it for a poetry class I was taking. It was just for extra credit and it allowed me to flesh out my writing skills on a small scale. I think it helped me start thinking about creativity in the writing process. I will admit … Continue reading And Now For Another Poem
I've been working on my book, Red Star Sheriff, for the last year and a half and I'm pleased to say, proud even, that my third draft is going along smoothly. I've been tightening up plot elements and reveling in how much more life my characters are taking on. The story is becoming stronger and … Continue reading The State Of My Latest Draft
Once upon a time, I used to write poems. I've seen a lot of people on here sharing their own poems and I started thinking, 'maybe I should share some of mine.' So, that's what I'm going to do. Starting now, every so often I'm going to put up one of my old poems. Let's … Continue reading I Used To Write Poems
Let me start by saying, I'm not a master communicator. I make errors in judgement. I take contextual clues out of context. I can mess up even the most benign conversations in a way that would make Donald Trump gag on his own reflexes. I freely admit it. I don't get other people. I never … Continue reading Clearly, I Don’t Understand Other Human Beings
Over the last half a year I've been reading a lot of other writer's works. I have a method I like to employ when critiquing a work of literature (I wrote about that last month and what it means to be a critiquer, which you can check out here: https://cosmicfantasies.com/2019/02/14/advice-for-those-critters-out-there-who-want-to-give-better-critiques/). What I focus on is … Continue reading Beta Reading For Someone Can Be A Challenge
Always wondered what the proper word count on your writing per day should be? Man, do I have some thoughts for you!