The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Tag Archives: Writing resources

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, been whisked away into a cult or just sitting around, binge watching every season of Mad Men again. I’ve been … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

What is it about the second time around that brings forth so much trepidation? Musicians are often times most harshly judged by their sophomore album, and the same goes for … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

What’s the Sense?

A core element of good writing is including sensory details. Some senses are readily at hand as we write our stories – what our character sees or hears for example. … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Doing the Leg Work

Speaking of her writing process, author Jacquelyn Mitchard said, “I do a great deal of research. I don’t want anyone to say, ‘That could not have happened.’” I imagine most writers … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s on your ‘Project Notes’ list?

If you’re a regular reader, you know that the rule I break most often during the writing process is editing while I go. I’ve always been a rule breaker, accepted … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wordplay

With so many resources available to writers today, it’s easy to lose the opportunity to do what can be one of the most creative aspects when writing a piece of … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

One Writing Process Does Not Fit All…

If you’re going the traditional publishing route, and you’re not quite finished with you manuscript, you may think it’s too early to do anything but write. At some point, you … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 1 Comment