Category: Writing

Moving Slowly… and a Book Cover!

Moving Slowly… and a Book Cover!

One thing that sitting in a hospital waiting room in the early hours of the morning can assure you is that if you’re not the type to sleep in public places, such as myself, you’ll get a lot of reading done. I’ve been struggling through Terrier, but I got a good chunk of it done last night waiting for the results of my father’s CAT Scan. I like it better now, and will probably be more inclined to read it. Plus, he’s okay. For now. I’ve struggled with the Camp NaNoWriMo writing over the last few days, courtesy of real […]

Posted August 18, 2011 in Writing // 0 Comments //
How Online Communities Compliment my Writing Life.

How Online Communities Compliment my Writing Life.

The title says it all: “how online communities compliment my writing life”. It’s something so sad and so true that I couldn’t come up with a more amusing title for it. I live in Southern New Hampshire, and I know a lot of writers. Some are my age, some younger. For the most part, everybody I know wants to, is, or has written a book. There are even some writers from New Hampshire (you may have heard of Robert Frost or Dan Brown)! But for the most part, we live in our tiny little hamlets and avoid each other as […]

Posted August 4, 2011 in Writing // 0 Comments //
Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo

So today is the second day of the second session of the first ever Camp NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know what this is: it is the opportunity to join with a group of writers worldwide and write a 50,000 page novel in a month. For more information, go to NaNoWriMo.org and/or Camp NaNoWriMo.org. I think that OLL (the Office of Letters and Light) explains it best themselves. To be honest, I’m very excited about my novel. This is my second NaNoWriMo event, so I’m still a NaNo-Infant, but the idea of writing 50,000 words in a month is exhilerating. […]

Posted August 2, 2011 in Writing // 0 Comments //
Popping Gum, Tapping Fingers, and 101 Things We Love to Hate

Popping Gum, Tapping Fingers, and 101 Things We Love to Hate

You’ve been standing in the checkout line for five minutes, and the poor cashier is visibly distressed as she tries to rush all the customers through. You’ve only got a candy bar and a head of lettuce, plus the grocery store is air conditioned, so it’s not the end of the world. The lady in front of you has an overflowing carriage, and – you can tell from the size of her chunky wallet – a lot of coupons. You know it’s going to be a while, so you’ve taken to flipping through a magazine sitting at the checkout counter. […]

Posted July 12, 2011 in Writing // 0 Comments //
Great Scott!:  Why Everyone Knows Who Doc Brown Is.

Great Scott!: Why Everyone Knows Who Doc Brown Is.

You might not know his name.  You may not know he was played by Christopher Lloyd.  But when someone tells me to envision a crazy, wild-eyed scientist, you know who I think of?  Dr. Emmett L. Brown.  His character stands out as one that is well rounded, an intriguing personality, and frankly – I think we all wish we knew somebody a little like him.  But don’t worry – I won’t tell. I’m not the only one that thinks Doc Brown is remarkable.  Empire Magazine ranked him #76 on their list of the 100 Greatest Movie characters, and this is […]

Posted May 7, 2011 in Writing // 0 Comments //
Research:  The Story of My Life

Research: The Story of My Life

Research. Ri-surch. From Old French resercher. Circa 1570-1580. Noun. Meaning “diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.”. Thank you Dictionary.com. As a writer, I get to research all over the place. I’ve been working on an extensive guide to Paradox, my NaNoWriMo future novel (can you tell I’m excited about it?) and while I’m procrastinating on researching things for my history classes, I’ve been researching for that.  If I ever want to publish a book, I need to keep doing research on how to get it done (as […]

Posted March 9, 2011 in Writing // 0 Comments //