What to Do When You Hate Your Story

We all get there at some point. We stare at the computer screen and hate the words on there. It’s horrible. Did we really write this trash? And how can characters on a page with no brain being controlled by us, the writer, suddenly seize control and throw everything into chaos? Seriously? We used to […]

Read More

Journaling – The Right (or Wrong) Way to Do It

Journaling for me has always been hard. Not hard as in finding the right journal (there are dozens of pretty choices out there) but hard as in actually writing. I would make a entry, and in three months make another one. And that’s just not how journaling is supposed to work, right? You’re supposed to […]

Read More

From the Ashes ~ An OYAN Summer Workshop Reflection Post

I started out writing this post as a summary of what I learned last week at the OYAN workshop. After all this is a writing blog, right? That’s what would make the most sense for me to share. I had my notes beside me and my fingers on the keys and the words wouldn’t come. […]

Read More

Behind the Scenes of My Writing Day

I don’t know about you, but I love the “behind the scenes” of a movie. It’s fascinating to me to know what went on to make the movie what it was, the makeup, the hair, the props. I have five of the six movie books for The Hobbit.  And while I was disappointed with the […]

Read More

I’m Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey friends! How have you been? I’ve missed all of y’all, but I enjoyed my break, needed my break. It was wonderful not to be pounding the keys at midnight Friday, which is what I do every week. ***epic fail.*** But I’ve come back from my hibernation refreshed, rested, and with some blog post ideas […]

Read More