Uncategorized, Writing Advice

Vignettes: Writing a Photograph

Definition from Wikipedia.org: A vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or character and gives a trenchant [sharp, keen, acute] impression about that character, an idea, setting, and/or object. RJ says: It's like a picture you can't stop staring at. An Exercise for Greatness Writing is like improving your penmanship. We… Continue reading Vignettes: Writing a Photograph

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How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting

Writers sometimes struggle with painting emotional depth and breadth into their work. They can picture the pain on someone’s features, feel their characters's agony. Then when they hand their precious words over to someone else, they might find themselves faced with the news: “Sorry, it's great but, I’m just not feeling it.” How do you… Continue reading How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting

Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized

How to Be a Miserable Writer

Hi, all. This is just a silly post to give you a break. Maybe you'll get a feeling of "been there, done that" as you read through this list. I hope it can help to put some things into perspective, even though I'm being funny. We all get burned out, sometimes. We have all felt depressed,… Continue reading How to Be a Miserable Writer

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How to Find the Heart of Every Story You Will EVER Write

The Big Picture My first novel (tentative release date in late 2020,) says a lot about who I am. At its most basic, big-picture idea, it's an Urban Fantasy story about an unlikely friendship between a technophobic beekeeper and a bright young android who take on one problem, and another problem, and another problem to unravel the… Continue reading How to Find the Heart of Every Story You Will EVER Write

Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized

How I Keep Writing in Spite of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be medically accurate advice. If you have pain in your hands, joints, or anywhere else on your body… get it checked out by a medical professional, my friend. Affiliates: This post contains a few Amazon affiliate links. Please click here to see my obligatory affiliate statement. If you decide you'd… Continue reading How I Keep Writing in Spite of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome