In everything creative that I write, this is my goal. To draw you in and make you feel exactly what's happening, no matter how wonderful or horrifying it may be.
Since completing my first draft, I've had more free time on my hands. Time to think, time to reflect on what I've written. And no, I haven't looked at my manuscript or my outlines. I've been good. But that doesn't mean I haven't thought about it. A lot. A little over a week ago, I …
To Edit? or To Rewrite?
Whew, I know, that was a long text pic. But for the past few weeks, I've been seriously considering doing this - essentially a rewrite - instead of the initial first round of self-editing I'd planned. It's a bit overwhelming to think of printing my manuscript out in its entirety (it's going to be 300+ …
Awesome Blogger/YouTuber Spotlight: Kristen Kieffer
I'm a millennial, in case you haven't figured that out. I mean, I'm writing a blog about a creative hobby. Isn't that one of the many stereotypical things a millennial does? As most creative millennials will tell you, Pinterest is amazing for organizing your creative ideas. I have Pinterest boards for many aspects of writing …
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In A Heartbeat
If you're even thinking of reading my book, you HAVE to watch this short film. Granted, my book is about two adult men, but that heartfelt beauty is exactly what I'm going for. Trust me, just watch it. You won't be disappointed. Shout out to my friend Suzi for passing this along to me. It's …
-Anne Lamott, from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Original Buzzfeed Article Link My experiences fuel my writing, especially this book. Don't be fooled by my genre or choice of character genders...I'm in there. And so is the truth.
It Can Only Get Better
First drafts are always horrible and ugly. Don't worry about that – it's the same for everyone. Just remember that the first draft is as bad as the book is ever going to be, and if you keep redrafting, one day you will look at your horrible book and realise (sic) that you've turned it …
No More Fear
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt