Character Development, Scene Writing, The Writing Life, The Year of Gwendolyn Presley Flowers

5 Tips for Plunging, not Dipping into Your Writing World

I was looking back at my last couple of posts today and see that a month ago, I had noted crossing the 22,000 word count on my new novel, The Year of Gwendolyn Presley Flowers. In just the last month, I've written another 8,000+ words. When I reflect on this progress, what stands out is how I've… Continue reading 5 Tips for Plunging, not Dipping into Your Writing World

Book Reviews & Discussions, Character Development, The Writing Life, Writing Prompts, Writing Resources, Writing workshops

Eating Your Words thru Chance Operation

There was a poet. As a regular exercise, he would lock himself in his house and play Pink Floyd's The Wall non-stop for two days. During this time, he would sit and jot down random words that came to mind. When the time was up, he would take the pieces of paper and cut them up so… Continue reading Eating Your Words thru Chance Operation

Character Development, Protagonists, Writing Groups

…success, failure & moving on

As promised, wanted to check in and blog about my writer's group meeting held today. SUCCESS! No, everyone who RSVP'd 'yes' did not show up, but the few people who did were great...a nice cross-section of people at different writing stages and interesting backgrounds. It was great to get out and meet new people - I'm… Continue reading …success, failure & moving on

Writing Groups

…playing solitaire

Recently I started a new Meetup group...St. Petersburg Loves Writing (don't judge the name, it's the best I could do that late at night). We have our first group meetup this Saturday, and I'm not afraid to say I'm nervous. Not only because I've never organized a Meetup before, but because my expectations are probably… Continue reading …playing solitaire