"I'm always trying to write about the most important things that people do. The places in their lives where they feel the greatest stress, the places where they feel the greatest passion and how they deal with those things and how they survive them and make their lives go on. Being in love with somebody… Continue reading What makes life worthwhile?
"So much of what I do is unconscious. I choose not to dissect why certain images appear when I'm writing. I just let them lead and take me where they will. I attempt to make connections. I often feel that my connections are just as good as someone else's in that regard. Because, when the… Continue reading Messages, Dreams & Omens
Dear Agent; So it has been too many days since I have come to the page. I have hidden. I have procrastinated. I have run. I have been embarrassed to face you because honestly, I haven’t known what to say to you. They say, “just show up!” JUST SHOW UP and the creativity will just… Continue reading Day 203: You told me to show up!!! Where you at? #dearagent
Dear Agent; Feel everything. Give it all away. Put everything you have into your story. Go there… really go there! Remember what it felt like to scrape your knee at five years old? When we believed it was the end of the world. We convinced ourselves that there is no greater pain than the alcohol or… Continue reading Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent
Day 17 of Agent Search: Dear Agent; READ THE GUIDELINES! PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE FOR A REASON! As a writer who works hard to see her work published in the world, I have a new found respect for the validity of those words and those who read MY WORK. Read the guidelines. When the… Continue reading Day 90 : READ The Guidelines! #dearagent #wewrite
This is the last of my writing mantras... SHOWING UP everyday is truly the hardest and most important part of the writing process. Its about showing up even when we aren't inspired. Showing up when the writing sucks. Showing up when we have nothing to say. Its about sitting in front of the blank screen/page and… Continue reading Day 77: Show Up Every Day! #wewrite
#13 Writing Challenge: What is at stake? What is my character willing to do to have what she wants? Raising the stakes requires endurance, risks, obstacles and challenges. What will our characters go up against? Writing Prompts: (1) How far will my character go… (Ask of your story, character, scenes, symbols or themes every question… Continue reading Day 73: What Is At Stake? #wewrite
#8 Writing Mantra: Show me the world... Show... don't tell! We have all heard this before. As writers we want to tell the entire story, but it always works out better when we allow the characters to show us the world they live in. It is not OUR story... we are here to just listen!… Continue reading Day 68: Show Me The World? #wewrite
#5 Writing Mantra: On craft... use clear descriptions, create a world, keep building the world, use descriptive and figurative language, and lay it on thick. I got all I needed in Costa Rica and more. As I shared my work and met 1-on-1 with the writers each of them taught me something. Each shared their… Continue reading Day 65: Lay It On Thick!
Writing Towards Manifestation Day 2 ~ Forgetting the Dream! Part 2: The Tale of the Far Off Land… There is something calling saying LET ME OUT! How have I gotten comfortable? How have I regressed? How have I blocked myself? I am waking up from a deep sleep. After many months of staying comfortable, of… Continue reading Forgetting the Dream ~