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
Hi everyone! Today I’ll talk about writing in relation to tarot card reading! I’m going to try to improve and post more frequently. Thank you to all my followers. Using tarot as a writer There are so many ways that we can use tarot as writers. For example we can use tarot cards to: Get… Continue reading Tarot and Writing: 1
A No-writing Spell I’m trying to get out of a no writing spell. It’s been really tough because I’m still battling writers discouragement syndrome. That’s not a real thing by the way, it’s just what I’m calling it when a writer feels discouraged and doesn’t believe in his or her own writing. Follow What You… Continue reading Getting Out of a No-writing Spell
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
There’s an awesome Poem a Day thing going on over at the Writer’s Digest website! Check the newest one out here. I’m thinking of getting in on it, myself. I want to write more poetry! Does anyone have anything to share about making scrapbooks or journals? I’m excited, because I saw some beautiful hand-made journals… Continue reading Happy Spring! Poem a Day and Handmade Journals Fun
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!
I suffer from perfectionism when I sit down to write, sometimes. Anyone else? I’m sure others out there do, too… Maybe I should do a thread of posts about this issue. I would also like to finish my Artist’s Way series! It’s just so hard to read it alone…I have trouble following through on doing… Continue reading Perfectionism