writing

First Draft Done

May 5, 2008

I finished the first draft of my novel last week. It clocks in at 233 pages and is 76,305 words long. I was aiming for 80,000 – 100,000 words so I came pretty close. When I write, I let the story just come out naturally. It’s like a journey and [Keep Reading]

Comics at the Library

May 2, 2008

I love the public library. At any one point in time, I usually have a dozen things checked out. Libraries have more than just books too. They have DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, audio books, and comic books. Yes, comic books. I enjoy comic books but it can be [Keep Reading]

Extent of My Vocabulary

April 23, 2008

I read somewhere that Shakespeare had a vocabulary of over 30,000 words. Apparently, this is a huge amount and most people don’t have such an extensive vocabulary. This got me thinking about the size and content of my vocabulary. So I’ve decided [Keep Reading]

Character Pours Out His Soul

April 15, 2008

I’ve been working on a novel now for about three months. I got a fair amount of writing done this weekend. I wrote this scene in which Michael, the main character, poured out his soul and wrote a poem to a girl that he is in love with. This is [Keep Reading]

My Writing Process

April 4, 2008

There are so many different ways to write. I remember in school we were told that we needed to plan our writing. We always used to do pre-writing activities. Sometimes we would need to fill in a story planner, a chart, or draw a concept map before [Keep Reading]

Year Two of My Five-Year Mission

March 28, 2008

So I guess today officially starts year two of my five-year mission. I had a plan when I started this blog. I wanted to develop my name as a writer. I wanted to write as much as I could over a five-year period with the goal to have some of my work [Keep Reading]

Jericho – Perfect Television

March 25, 2008

I watched the season finale of Jericho last night. This is television at its finest. It was absolutely perfect. The writing on this show has been stellar since the very first episode last season. The story has been compelling and the action and [Keep Reading]

Published For Myself

January 4, 2008

I published a hard copy of my blog entries for the year 2007. It was a great year for me. I discovered blogging in March and have had such a great time here. I managed to post 200 entries and thought that it would be a great idea to collect all of [Keep Reading]

Trouble with Falling

August 31, 2007

I couldn’t see it coming,the hole I fell through. Four years agoeverything was a high.It felt like I was floatingbut it soon crashed down. Since then, I’ve been looking around.I need another hole to fall through.This will be much harder.I know [Keep Reading]

Writing Chair

August 27, 2007

This chair looks like a cross between an office chair and a rocking chair. It has a nice large cloth seat and cloth backrest. It is great for writers like me. I can type away at my keyboard for as long as I want. When I need a break, I can lean back [Keep Reading]
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