I felt driven to put up another short post by the incredible thunderstorm that’s been raging in Nashville for the past 24 hours. I’ve been cooped up for about a week now studying for my second semester senior year finals (my last finals ever), and I’m wishing that I had more time to write. The lightning that flashes outside of my window and the thunder that makes … Continue reading Writing in the Rain
Proof that even fictional characters can give us the inspiration and wisdom we need to keep on dreaming. Every word, phrase, chapter, or series we create is a little piece of magic. Continue reading The Magic of Words
Some of you might be asking, “So, who is this random guy that keeps making posts about writing like he knows what he’s talking about?” To which someone else might answer, “I have absolutely no idea.” “Well, why hasn’t he posted anything about himself? I’m not looking for a biography, but just a bit of information might be nice.” “I don’t know. Maybe he hasn’t … Continue reading It’s a Me Monday
Why is writing so scary? I mean, it is, isn’t it? Maybe not always, but every once in a while you look down at your fingers and pause. Then you glance up at the page marker and whether it says 1, 5, or 500, it doesn’t matter. You think, “Wow. I’m positive that what just spilled out of my brain and onto that page is complete crap.” … Continue reading The Fear in Writing
Do people even bother with short stories anymore these days? When we read the biographies, memoirs, or quotes of the famous authors today, the older generation who have established themselves on real masters of storytelling, there is something that they all share in common: they started with the short story. And not just one or two, but dozens of them. But the short story seems … Continue reading Short Stories… Why Bother?
I don’t mind taking a very brief post to shamelessly congratulate myself on finishing the first draft of my most recent project. It took me several months but I now have an 89,200 word, 360 (paperback) page book that I wrote on my own. It’s a book that needs a ton of revisions, rewrites, and edits, but it’s still there. While writing the rough draft … Continue reading Finished! …Kind of