Why I Write This and How

May 2, 2007

I am really enjoying writing this blog and posting entries. My goal is to write entries every day and to take the weekends off. I will try to keep that schedule up if I can. I apologize for not getting an entry up yesterday. I don’t have the [Keep Reading]

How Can Words Be Property?

April 25, 2007

I just can’t put down this book by Robert J. Sawyer. Mindscan is a great read that actually touches on some interesting issues concerned with the act of writing. It is an entertaining book and fun to read but it keeps giving me things to think [Keep Reading]

Fiction Writing – Where Does It Come From?

April 20, 2007

I just finished writing Chapter 12 of my novel and I introduced a new character in it. I wasn’t planning on having this character in my story. In my mind, I had a rough idea of where I was going with the story and I had already introduced the [Keep Reading]

Secret Origins

April 19, 2007

When I was a teenager I got a spiral notebook in a dollar store. I paid for it myself and deliberately picked it out because it was divided into three subjects or sections. One section was to be for poetry, one was to be for rough notes, and the [Keep Reading]

To Journal or not to Journal?

April 11, 2007

I have written a journal now for several years and I find it hard to continue to write it. I used to write in it a lot. I used to pour out my deepest feelings into it and was brutally honest about a lot of things. Maybe I was too honest. I had a [Keep Reading]

Googling an Old Acquaintance

March 31, 2007

I don’t know why but I did something strange last night. I introduced a character in Chapter 2 of my novel but I named her after an old acquaintance of mine. I typed both her first and last name and she became a character in my novel (but it [Keep Reading]

Five Year Mission

March 27, 2007

Today I embark on my five-year mission. I think that it is important to set goals and work to achieve them. I have been writing for years but have just recently decided to get serious about it. I launched a website and purchased my name as a dot com [Keep Reading]
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