25 Jan 2012
I was going to start this post with “Happy New Year”, but then I realized that was supremely unoriginal and I had to delete it. This is one problem with being a writer. I can’t write something for public consumption without analyzing each word in full.
This year Write Anything has an arc. We, the writers, will each describe and follow-up on a project we’re writing throughout the...
24 Jan 2012
At the time of writing, I’ve written two days in a row, and finished two scenes of my latest project, which I am yet to reveal. I’m feeling pretty good. So far this year, I’ve done a fair bit, including fiction, articles, blog posts, and a bunch of new poems. I’ve even performed some of them.
The new year, with the arbitrary change in the calendar year seems to do amazing things to...
24 Jan 2012
A few years back, during a Creative Writing class, I got asked: why do you write? My answer: I write to give people a voice. Yes, I write to give the underdog a voice. I write to give the woman behind the man a voice. I write to give that person lurking in the shadows over there, taking everything in, a voice that they might not have otherwise have had.
Recently, I often find myself opening my laptop or...
23 Jan 2012
Happy New Year! Before you rush to the calendar to check, thinking all your wishes have come true via some sort of time travel device or Ground Hog Day loop (to get a second crack at the new year and all those resolutions which have already gone by the wayside) stop. It isn’t the 1st of January—but yes, it is a New Year today—and as such, you do get another new start if that’s what...
23 Jan 2012
A family member recently went through surgery. We–other family members and I–sat in the waiting room. Strangers, family, nurses, we all mulled about in one big room full of soft chairs, tvs, and a water fountain. By the end, it was just us–my family again–slouched against a slim built-in couch in the hallway.
This, I am ashamed to say, is what has happened to my characters.
22 Jan 2012
Spoken Sunday Submission #51 for 22nd January, 2012
For full details check the page.
How To Play:
1. After you have submitted to [Fiction] Friday – or written a passage of around 600 words, record it.
2. On your blog, or audioboo site, post an explanation of your piece (if its a passage from a larger work) or ask readers for specific feedback about it – as well as a link to your recording.
21 Jan 2012
I’m reading a book at the moment, The Alienist by Caleb Carr. When I say “reading”, I mean that I’m listening to a performance of it on tape as I drive. Whenever I listen to an audiobook, I try hard to differentiate between the book itself and the performance by the vocal artist. After all, while the author’s words would be the same regardless, an interpretation by a different...
20 Jan 2012
[Fiction] Friday Challenge #243 for January 20th, 2012
Use this as a springboard for your story- writing from any point of view you’d like to take. “A new Olympics event has been introduced. Although it has met with resistance due to the danger and unusual abilities competitors are required to be have, its a huge crowd pleaser.”
How Fiction Friday works. It’s easy to...