WIP Novel Draft 2 Progress

For me, a novel's 2nd draft is where the work gets done. The first draft is fun -- filled with flights of fancy, expedient shortcuts, and little regard for strict adherence to continuity. Going into [...]

By | June 6th, 2013|Fiction, Writing|Comments Off on WIP Novel Draft 2 Progress

Character Faith

Character 1: I will do the noble thing. Character 2: Yeah, about that? You don't know this writer like I do. You're just asking for him to bump you off. Character 1: I want to [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Writing|Comments Off on Character Faith

At Times Even We Silly Writers Matter

I've been friends with Toni McGee Causey for a while -- long enough to not know how long it's actually been. What I do know is that she writes good words. Sometimes they are words [...]

By | December 2nd, 2012|Writing|Comments Off on At Times Even We Silly Writers Matter

Crossing the 2012 NaNoWriMo Finish Line

Well, I finally did it. I participated in a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I'm still trying to evaluate the experience. It was certainly interesting.

By | November 28th, 2012|Fiction, Writing|Comments Off on Crossing the 2012 NaNoWriMo Finish Line

In Praise of Emoticons

This week marks the 30-year anniversary of emoticons. Some purists hate them, but I think they've been a wonderful addition to our written language. Honestly, even a writer doesn't always want to exert the effort to write and re-write a phrase so that it is clearly nuanced.

By | September 19th, 2012|Writing|Comments Off on In Praise of Emoticons