Woahwoahwoah. I discovered a new metal group. Stop and pay attention.These guys are called Thaurorod. This album not only features the titular song, "Coast of Gold," but also such gems as "The Commonwealth Lives," "Cannibal Island," and "24601."
Reading is good for you. It's good for learning empathy and it's good for honing your writing skills. Find time to read during the day the same way you find time to write: a paragraph at a time, in between tasks, in pieces and sometimes in the sly.
Reading has been long equated with escapism, imagination, and wish-fulfillment. What if this adventure happened to me? What if I was the hero? Roleplaying games function much the same way, and can create some amazing things. But, as writers, we have a certain responsibility to the characters we create.
I admitted to the leader of a prose-writing workshop my worst fear was being misunderstood. He misunderstood what I meant.
It's a new month, which means it's time for a new set of shocking, scandalous writer confessions. Not for the faint of heart, I assure you.
In the spirit of change, minor or major (and shoving yourself over the precipice from "should write" to "am writing"), give these microprompts your boldest shot. Happy writing, everyone!
Digging through the fresh rubble that is my July draft, I find I have a lot of soul-searching to do. Most writers who edit their own work seem to. In the wake of the Nano writing bender, I offer you the frank confessions of a haggard writer-in-editing.
Campers, pack your laptop bags--it's nearly time for the next session of Camp Nano! I've already written a post dedicated to describing the process and how to succeed, but if you don't know, Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) is a huge online resource for launching your next writing project any format or genre welcome and meeting a goal of writing time or quantity. Any format and genre is welcome.