You have a brilliant idea for a story. You know your characters- their virtues, their failings, what they think, feel, do. You know where, when, and why. Now, it's time to write that Great American Novel (or Short Story or Novella), right? Well, maybe. I mean, yes, once you have figured out all of the … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Drafting- A Word about Mechanics
Easter is upon us. This coming Sunday, in fact. I always think of Easter as the beginning of Spring. I suppose it's partly because at the time I grew up, Easter was when you got your new Spring dress, shoes, and coat. Oh, and the hat. Can't forget the hat! Things have changed now and … Continue reading Monday Musings: Here Comes Peter Cottontail
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Okay, yes, I am still catching up on some of the MCU movies. I've seen the direct Avengers series in the theater, as well as a few of the others (like Ragnorak), but some of the others I didn't catch while they were still in the movies houses. So, I'm … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Spiderman: Homecoming
Many people will give you the advice that you must write every day to be or become a writer. For the most part, that is very good advice, because if you don't develop the habit of writing, you will never finish or even start anything. But is it really necessary to be sitting at your … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Sometimes, It’s Good to Just Walk Away
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher My rating: 2 of 5 stars This time, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, the only working wizard in the Chicago phone book, is facing a series of ghosts making more than a little bit of trouble in his town. Add to that a powerful demon that seems bent on taking out … Continue reading Friday Review: Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher
This is a legitimate question, I think. Here's what I was pointed to by another writer: The Beginning of the End for Patreon? A few caveats: I do not use Patreon personally, but I know a lot of people do. I am not a lawyer and I don't pretend to understand all the ins and … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Is Patreon Going to Steal Your Stuff?
Of course they do. It's all the little things that make a story come alive for a reader. As a writer, my job is to not only tell a good story, but to make my readers feel as if the story is real. That often means adding all sorts of detail along with the main … Continue reading Wednesday On Writing: Details Matter, Right?
Nothing really major to report. The world is moving along, the days are longer, and we are having some very Spring-like weather. I have some garden plants starting in the basement on the new heat mats. They seem to be doing their job. It's been about a week and I have a few seedlings poking … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Bit of This, A Dash of That