Writer…Uninterrupted, Part 5

Inspired to write again by a new story idea, I tread carefully with the choice between plotting and pantsing. I’m traditionally a pantser, but diving into the story with no direction felt risky.  However, the idea of planning my book felt mechanical, academic, boooring. So, how to deal with this conundrum? I incorporated both. Here…

Writer…Uninterrupted, Part 2

In the past couple of months I have gone through a change. No. Not that change, thank you very much. I introduced my writer self to my human self, and they made friends. That kind of change. For too long I fought with myself over how to fit writing into my busy life. Even though…

Writer…Uninterrupted

Recently, I experienced a slump in my writing. The ideas were there, but I couldn’t find the energy or the motivation to write them down. I still might have been a writer without actively writing, but I wasn’t a fulfilled writer. Life interrupted my writing. I was still getting up at my usual godforsaken hour…

Write. Nurture. Repeat?

All books start out as a seed, a breath. Only with nurturing can that seed bloom. Some writers are unable to move on after the initial burst of growth. They put away their stories which are nothing deeper than that first layer of imagination. An onion-skin of creativity. That is how we all begin, with…

Writing Critique Power

Hold me back, don’t let me see. She walks down Denial and drops excuses like Gretel’s crumbs she holds guilt like a flightless bird On some ivory moons she succumbs to memories blood-sour, curdled thick Sloshing around until it numbs. She holds back, she can’t see. Her troop of soldiers has gone awol Left behind…