Getting Better All The Time

Getting Better All The Time

Don’t be surprised if on the days you write something, even on a napkin, you rock all your tasks harder. In other words, write a little, sail a lot. What? Here’s my writing tip of the day. People who do what they like sail through the things they don’t like as much....
So whatduyuh wanna write about?

So whatduyuh wanna write about?

Maybe you want to write romance novels with sizzling sex scenes. Maybe you want to write action novels with superheroes. Maybe you just want to write short stories. Maybe you don’t know how to get started writing. One of the best things to do is read your favorite...
Set Yourself Free

Set Yourself Free

The free write. Writing is hard. The writing life is hard. I don’t give a shit. Suck it up. You want to improve your skills? Do a free write. What’s a free write? You pick a setting, an obstacle and/or an object, and a goal. Setting: Mars. Object: A bloody copper key....
Bribes (Oh, I mean incentives)

Bribes (Oh, I mean incentives)

I love to write. Love it, love it, love it, love it. Except when I hate it. When I sit down at the computer to write the movie reel of images I see in my head, and only two paragraphs come out, and then suddenly I’m HUNGRY. As in huuuuuuunnnnngryyyy. I want to do...
Space Out

Space Out

Often the creative brain does its best in that semi-hypnotic daydreaming state that comes when you hit that perfect “twilight-zone-out” range.  One of the best ways to get there is through repetitive motion like running, walking, or swimming.  Any moving...
Discipline (Yuck, I mean yeah!), Do it, and Be Seen

Discipline (Yuck, I mean yeah!), Do it, and Be Seen

I keep a writing log. Time in, Time out; the page I start on, how many words I wrote, how much time I spent doing research. It’s not a hobby; it’s a job. If I want the muse to come to me, I have to be serious about making a place for her. Keeping a log helps me stay...