"He has no heart." "She's all heart." "My heart just isn't in this." But the heart is a muscle that pumps our blood and oxygen through our bodies. That is all. When we make statements like the ones above, we are really talking about brain function. Somewhere along the line, probably long before humans knew … Continue reading The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants
Hey guys! Today's post is inspired by a few posts I've been reading around the blogosphere about staying motivated, this week's edition of the fabulous ezine The Prosperous Writer (and really, you should be reading the ezine), and So You Think You Can Dance (yeah, I know, I watch too much reality TV) Christina Katz's … Continue reading GO BIG or GO HOME! (and a little contest)
***WARNING THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO ONE OF MY FAV GLEE EPISODES EV.ER*** Hey - it's blog chain time again. The amazing Amanda started us off (and yeah, she is a GLEEK too) with the following question: What do you do to keep yourself motivated when you feel like you're not making any progress in your … Continue reading Blog Chain: Get Your GLEEK On!
It's Blog Chain time again. Kat started this round with a great question in honor of Halloween: What are the primary fears that drive your characters? Do they battle aliens or gangsters or monsters? Or do they battle unreconciled issues in their lives? Which do you prefer writing about? What do you fear? … Continue reading Blog Chain: A Lesson in Fear!
It's my turn to start the Blog Chain...WooHoo. I picked a topic near and dear to my heart - emotions. How do you add emotional depth to your stories? How to do know when you have enough emotional content? And how to you keep it authentic? For me, emotional depth in a story is everything. … Continue reading Blog Chain Time: Can you FEEL it?
A while back I confessed that I spend most of my writing time at my favorite Starbucks, with my favorite baristas. Well, I am happy to report I have found ANOTHER favorite place to write. I call it my "summer place". It's by the pool, in a gazebo my hubby designed and my brother built. … Continue reading Writing at home…my summer joy!
Most of my writerly friends are in the same position I am...carefully learning the trade, improving their skills and working on some WiP, hoping it's the one that will result in an agent - and ultimately a publishing deal. A few of my friends are already there...published and working on their next project. Today's post … Continue reading When is enough…enough?
"Motive: A need or desire that causes a person to act…implies an emotion operating on will and causing action" - - taken from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Sometimes characters have a way of running off with our story lines. Sometimes this is a really good thing. Other times, not so much. When this happens … Continue reading Motivation (or Why Did You Do That???)