Tag: Writing in the Real World

The Fear of Unoriginality

The Fear of Unoriginality

Today I’m going to talk about my favorite WIP. I’m one of those writers who loves first drafts, and basically never gets to a second draft.  I have two WIPs that have made it to draft two: this is one of them.  It’s my favorite story to write and has the most lively characters.  The world in my head is so expansive that I’ve started two spinoffs (last year’s Camp NaNo novel, Quest, is one of them). The first story I ever wrote, the one I started drafting when I was twelve, is Fate.  I was heavily inspired by Tamora Pierce’s The Circle of […]

Posted May 3, 2019 in Memes, Writing // 8 Comments //
Guys, I Know a Writer!  OR THREE!

Guys, I Know a Writer! OR THREE!

I think that this winter was the winter of inspiration. I’ve been working in a copy & print shop for over four years now and I do see the odd manuscript from time to time.  Most of the things I’ve seen have been memoirs (note to self: someday, rant about memoirs) but for some reason, last month, I saw three different manuscripts.  All originally came through in the same week.  And one of them?  It’s really getting published*. As a writer I love seeing the manuscripts come through the shop.  Granted, even when I skim them, I spend a great […]

Posted July 18, 2012 in Writing // 0 Comments //
Open the gates and seize the day.

Open the gates and seize the day.

I argue that the United States has been lacking in cultural flavor since the “Roarin’ Twenties”.  We’ve had our decades of decadence, but something has put us at an absolute standstill.  We are not making any notable achievements (save the Space Age… so I’ll make an exception for that) that do not require war and give us any cultural character. Lets talk about the ancients.  It is fair to say that since they were so long ago, there was a lot of options for creativity and discovery.  I also am willing to believe that at the time, a common Greek […]

Posted March 5, 2012 in Thoughts // 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 //