Remember why you were doing it in the first place? Because while you were writing, you could fly. You could do magic. You were one of the immortals—and, dammit, isn’t being one of the immortals heady stuff? Remember? You have written because of love, and you know what that blood-pulsing, heart-pounding, adrenalin-high, I-can-do-anything rush is all about. You know. –Holly Lisle (again) From whence it came.Read More →

Movie in a Minute. It’s actually pretty amusing. And, hey, you know how we’re supposed to be able to condense our story to one sentence? Well, someone did it for these movies.Read More →

Writing fiction is a fire that burns inside of you, and burns you from the inside out. It sears away the lies you tell yourself, it sears away the masks you hide behind, and in the end it refines you the way fire refines gold. —Holly Lisle In addition to being a very talented writer, Holly Lisle gives and gives to the writing community.  If you’re a writer, go check her site out, because she has a lot of helpful articles, FAQs, and essays.Read More →

“Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.” —Alan MooreRead More →

Bitterness Never be afraid to share your dreams with the world, because there’s nothing the world loves more than the taste of really sweet dreams. If you go over to Despair, Inc.’s site, you’ll find dozens more of these hilarious demotivators. I want them all.Read More →

“I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” — Marilyn MonroeRead More →

Okay, if you’re a writer, clichés are bad. Like… playing with fire bad, bad hair day bad, like a fish out of water bad. Get the picture? Sure they’re descriptive, and we don’t have to reach for them–they just pop into our heads, fully formed because we all know what they mean. But it’s lazy writing. But, hey, I’m not here to lecture you. This is link licker day. So, just for kicks, have some fun with the Cliché Finder. You type in a word, and it’ll come up with all the bad clichés associated with it.Read More →

Bitch, Ok!  Just Say No. In my last writing post, I listed five ideas to write without sitting down and staring at that damned blinking cursor that smirks quietly at you from the top of the page.  However, those suggestions assumed you had extra time and / or money.  So the last five will focus on what you can do with a crazy life and making an average writer’s wage. (I also explained how I bastardized BICHOK into… Bitch, OK. I’m not proud of it.) Five More Ways Take a notebook and write a scene.  I don’t care about details or where they are or whoRead More →

He was a wise, wise man.  Sure, his books are awesomely fun to read if you’re four or thirty-four (no, seriously, I have actual experience with this).  Nonetheless, in between Sam I Am and The Cat in the Hat, he left us with a lot of life truths. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. SeussRead More →

I’ve had a lot of personal things happening, really for the last month or so, but this week has been especially trying and busy. I’m going to take a small break. I’ll be back Monday. Miss me!Read More →