Almost six whole weeks into my self-imposed isolation from writing, here I am typing down something inane, yet again. Much like a child who’s had too much sugar I find myself rather rabidly doing the very thing I know I shouldn’t do and so whatever level of Zen I was supposed to achieve by de-cluttering my life has faded off into the ether. 1,134 more words
1. Opportunity abounds.
On February 26 of this year, I was working on a short story when an email arrived. I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the opening line, “Congratulations! 1,091 more words
…A Time and a Place
I’ve often heard people talk about something called “writer’s block,” but the ones doing the talking are rarely writers, by which I mean folks who spend a good deal of time, day-to-day, stringing words together with the aim of publication. 567 more words
Most writers will integrate some level of foreshadowing into their first draft on instinct. Where it really makes its impact though, is in the 2nd draft when you have time to take a good look at where you want to tease your reader, give hints about the future, and lay the groundwork for a big surprise yet to come. 162 more words