Just For Fun · Musings

Dream Journals for Inspiration

Good morning all, I am late yet again! I am so sorry to be posting on a Thursday, and I will keep trying to be better and post on my promised WordPress Wednesdays. I got caught up in writing, and studying Nonviolent Communication, as well as spending some virtual time with friends. Next week, I… Continue reading Dream Journals for Inspiration

Just For Fun · Musings

Try it out!

Dear writers and readers, As I am busy writing and working on some projects, I would like to keep today's post short. My apologies for tardiness! The time change has been difficult for me to adapt to, leaving me tired and forgetful. Have you ever done a drawing or other media art piece of a… Continue reading Try it out!

Musings · National Novel Writing Month

NaNo 2020 is around the corner! Are you ready??

It's almost time to start drafting our National Novel Writing Month novels in November 2020! How do you feel? I feel: ExcitedNervousUnder-prepared The NaNoWriMo website talks about types of writers: those who plan and outline ("Plotters"), those who don't ("Planners"), and those who are somewhere in-between ("Plansters"?).I am usually a plotter type, who does outlines… Continue reading NaNo 2020 is around the corner! Are you ready??

Musings · My Writing

Character Motivations and Emotions

Thought of the Week How do you feel a character's emotions and motivations? How do you write them well? Personal Recently I had someone in my monthly writing group point out a bad bit of plotting and a major character motivation issue, all in chapter 4, the chapter where I feel my book really gets… Continue reading Character Motivations and Emotions

Musings

Battling Discouraged Writer Syndrome

Lately I've fallen into a terrible pattern of writer's discouragement. I doubt that my writing is good, and I do less writing. I compare myself too much to other writers. Yesterday I finally forced myself to read some notes and got some ideas for revising the next chapter of my fantasy novel. So today, here… Continue reading Battling Discouraged Writer Syndrome

Just For Fun · Musings

Slap some Mystical into Your Writing!

What is Mystical? Dictionary.com defines mystical as: of or relating to supernatural agencies, affairs, occurrences, etc. Have you ever thought about slapping some mystical into your writing? I confess that I never really did, until now. Obviously, I'm writing fantasy, so going on hikes and visiting little circles of mushrooms, known by some as 'faerie… Continue reading Slap some Mystical into Your Writing!