I Can’t Eat Exposure
Originally posted on Carve & Draw: I don’t know why this is but there is this persistent assumption that artists of all stripes are happily willing to provide their artistic services for close to nothing, for exposure or just flat out free. So I’m not sure if people are aware of this but artists don’t…
Scrivener Increased my Productivity 10x
What is Scrivener? Scrivener is a software program developed by a writer for writers to aid in the process of creating long texts. The company name is Literature & Latte. The “creating long text” is important and often left out when people recommend Scrivener. It is moderately priced making it accessible for most writers and…
I Finished. I Posted. People Read.
Craving; brings to mind a pregnant sitcom character trying to sit in a chair while devouring ice cream and pickles. Don’t know why. Maybe because craving is TV lingo for, “this character is pregnant.” That’s not my craving. Today I crave a thing that cannot be obtained by a walk to the fridge or drive…
Originally posted on FranklyWrite: Character – the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. Not a bad definition, actually. The trick is to make those traits appear to come from a life lived and serve a story. Severing the story while seeming to be real life is…
Want to Be a Successful Writer? Don’t Put the Cart before the Horse.
We all dream. For writers those mind movies of self-indulgence may include visions of a book cover or a posh office you will be summoned to on the top of the Freedom Tower in New York to ink a million dollar deal. It is okay to dream–it’s where most of my stories come from–but to…
“Brain thru the bowel thru the door.” Are You Plagued by Proofreading?
No writer likes proofreading, but every writer must do it. Here are several approaches to tackling this tedious task.
Blogisode I Lottie Writes Hi, I’m Lottie. That’s short for Charlotte. Like Charlotte’s Web. I know that was a dumb thing to say, but I don’t know how to start. You see, I want to be a writer. <<Lottie’s third grade classroom is configured in an L-shape with twenty desks in two rows of ten…
Introducing the Blogisode
Whew! Editing is hard work. Thursday I’m launching a blog series based on my story “Pollywogging.” The series will be titled, “Tales from a Suburban Childhood.” I have a million of these stories. Since there are very few outlets for publishing this type of fiction, I feel my blog is the best place for them.…