This house, specifically, called to my baser self for over a year. What does that have to do with writing? Everything.
Because no matter what we write, we must give some of ourselves over the story, to the writing, to the characters, the sacrifice every writer must make to get it right.
Just because the writer, reader and general populous know how the book is going to end doesn’t mean it’s not a book worth reading – or writing. In fact, I have discovered that writing the books with a required ending is more challenging than writing ones without.
To be a writer, you have to be a reader, but sometimes it’s a weird wire to walk--to be professional and totally chill and cool even though your eyes are popping out of your head. I’ve been on one side of this a lot. For years. And happily.
I always feel the need to explain myself, as if I have to justify that I’ve just called myself a writer, even though that’s exactly what I am.
I got to sit down with B.L. Blair to talk writing, bird cages and her new release, The Lost Macaw!
National Novel Writing Month is exciting in the beginning. You feel like you’re standing at the starting line to a long distance race. You have a new and interesting story you’re ready to dive into, the support of your friends in the NaNo community and the energy of a good challenge running through your veins. NaNo at week three is… tired.
I don’t believe it either. I can’t believe it. I crawled back into my bed this morning and wondered whether I had fallen into some dystopian future. My sudden love for the post-America YA series The Selection is now marred in the fear and upset that follows last night’s news. But I don’t want to … Continue reading The Role of Romance in a World of Hate
First of all, congrats! Your interest in doing National Novel Writing Month, and your efforts so far, show an excitement for writing and storytelling and a willingness to rise to the challenge of writing a whole book in a month! I’m currently working on two manuscripts, and decided not to take on the challenge this year, but I want to share some of my tips I learned the hard way!