Explore the Craft, First Draft

Map the Story: How I Translate Nebulous Ideas into Plot

You have the images, the music, the climax, and the ending all wrapped in a bow. But when it comes time to actually get that vision onto paper, this glass wall refracts your ideas into something that vaguely resembles them. It's a frustratingly-beautiful-pain-in-my-butt process.

Writer's Life

Reflecting and Adjusting

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   The last couple days of April are upon us. Writing challenges are wrapping… Continue reading Reflecting and Adjusting

Writer's Life

Balancing Your Time

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   As creatives, we often get sucked into our craft like it is the… Continue reading Balancing Your Time

Writer's Life

Keeping Inspiration Alive

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   Nothing is more harrowing to an aspiring creative when the ideas stop coming… Continue reading Keeping Inspiration Alive

Writer's Life

Staying Committed

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   April is a big month for aspiring writers.  Many writing contests and challenges… Continue reading Staying Committed