I’ve been trying to write a new short story lately. I have a great title for it, but the story just isn’t coming. I know what I want to say with it, but therein the problem lies: the complexity of real life is incredibly difficult to achieve in fiction, especially short fiction. Life is so… Read more Complex Characters: How do You Go About Creating Them? And How Complex is Too Complex?
[T]ypos will lurk and creep and scuttle on the edges of the text and, despite my best efforts, jump out and wave furiously at everyone as soon as I’m done… from Neil Gaiman’s Journal. You know, I should start a “quotes” miniblog or something. Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what to write. I have the… Read more Typos and Time
Writer’s block. Is there anything more frightening to the would-be writer, the one struggling to get the proverbial “big break”, than writer’s block? Well, I mean other than getting your hands chopped off and losing your ability to write, getting ALS, or getting Alzheimer’s. You know, that just totally killed this post. Or maybe I… Read more Beating Writer’s Block (In My Humble Opinion)
“I learned that I was right and everyone else was wrong when I was nine. Buck Rogers arrived on the scene that year, and it was instant love. I collected the daily strips, and was madness maddened by them. Friends criticized. Friends made fun. I tore up the Buck Rogers strips. For a month I… Read more When This Occurs, Pack Up Your Dinosaurs and Leave the Room
Alright folks, here it is, just in time to spice up your weekend: the sequel to the surprisingly popular (judging by the people who have actually come up to me and told me they liked it) Instant Cowboy: Just Add Water. Actually, this is a prequel, not a sequel, and tells the story of Fat… Read more Instant Cowboy: Fat Daisy
I haven’t talked about this here because, frankly, I didn’t know how far it would go. In fact, I’m still not sure how far it will, although it seems to be taking me in a rather desirable direction.
And it’s right next to my house (almost)! Last Thursday I attended my first ever writer’s group meeting. I had been looking for one for a while, figuring that to be the next logical step towards developing a career as a fiction writer (short stories, novels, and maybe even movie scripts, if I ever get… Read more I Found A Writers’ Group Near Fort Lauderdale!
I was listening today to Mur Lafferty’s podcast, I Should Be Writing when she suddenly started talking about an idea she had using the words “Instant Cowboy”. Talking about how it probably means that putting on a hat or some boots would make you an instant cowboy, she instead suggested that another way to have… Read more Instant Cowboy: Just Add Water