Do you need to like the characters in a story? If you don’t like a character, what are the major reasons why– personality, life choices, language, not developed enough?
Tag: Writing Wednesday
I’ve been waiting all this time for this moment. I want it.
Hi folks! I picked a fun snippet for today from my first #NaNoWriMo project, Same Time Next Week. There’s a bit of language in this one so… read at your own risk! Also please note that this story is fanfiction so if that doesn’t float your boat, it won’t hurt my feelin’s none! Read the full story at the NF archive HERE or my personal archive HERE.
If I wanted Max, I would be with her. What if I want you?”
Hi, friends! I have a tiny update on the progress of the book and I want to talk about the tools we writers use to stay on task and write our writes. On Writing Writing last week was a bit lackluster, but I made up for it on Sunday with about 4,000 words. Monday night I didn’t write and yesterday I got in about 1,500 words over the course of the day, including one session of 1K1H (one K one hour, where we commit to writing 1,000 words or one hour, which ever comes first). I am up to 27,000 words and have reached nearly the end of chapter 5, when the pot is just beginning to stir on the scandal that is beginning to tear my friends apart. This is the point where I really like the story and can’t seem to get the words out of my head fast […]
It’s Wednesday! We’ve made it to mid-week and we’re still here and kicking! Congratulations! Today, for Writing Wednesday, I will update (in generalities) on how writing my novel is going, but first I wanted to encourage my readers to please check out a meaningful, applicable post at StevenPressfield.com. It’s all about that “All Is Lost” moment, when the shiny, brilliant glow of writing something new wears off and you read back on the (possibly) hundred or so pages you’ve written, declare it crap and want to hurl yourself off of a cliff, because you suck and you’ll never be a good writer, and other such temper-tantrum utterings. Not that I know what that’s like, or anything. In fact, I’d venture to say that the All Is Lost moment is where I have stopped in the past. It’s where I give up, because why would I waste my time writing a bad […]
That has nothing to do with anything, it’s just funny to me and it came to mind this morning when I woke up. It’s February 1, and today I start writing my new project. Well, to be clear it is my new OLD Project and I am REstarting it. I tried to be one of those hip, cool writers that just write scenes and then put them together later and I had about 4 scenes written that were just directionless blather and I was lost and gave up. And then I took a month off from reading and writing because I was so frustrated. Six months later, I’m going at it again with something that resembles a plot and, knowing that I am a linear writer, I am starting at the beginning and writing my way through. I’m nervous about it, if I’m honest. I have a history of getting […]
I loved you. All the way until yesterday.
Well, it’s another Wednesday, the hump that represents mid-week. By this point in the week I like to be knee deep in my weekly goals and challenges to myself. I have been reading and writing like a fool, so good going so far. I’m hitting a bit of a hurdle in my current story but I am making an effort to overcome it. I’m also doing a lot of reading for research on the topic of Schizophrenia. The stories are just… larger than life, you know? I’ve also been keeping up on the blogs. The theme among the blogosphere lately seems to be inspiration. How do you get it? What sort of thing brings you the most inspiration? What person/place/thing/idea sends you flying to your writing corner and makes you bang on your WIP or scribble in your notebook? I like talking about things that inspire me, so I’ll list […]