Good afternoon my friends, As of today I will be posting weekly on Wednesdays. Also, I'm experimenting with showing the full posts on the blog homepage instead of excerpts; let me know which style you like more in the comments. Poet Amanda Gorman Last week we discovered writer Marge Piercy, a feminist and prolific writer… Continue reading Discovering Poet Amanda Gorman
My fellow writers and readers, I'm always very excited when I get to discover a new writer! Today we're discovering poet, feminist, and novelist Marge Piercy. Born in 1936, she is a New York Times bestseller known for her frank biographical writings, her writing about social concerns, and her unabashed upholding of women's rights. She's… Continue reading Discovering Writer Marge Piercy
In these days where many are still in quarantine, some might have forgotten the daily grind; others remember it all too well. As we work from home now, or more often, we don't find ourselves missing the daily commute, the way lunchtime flies by, or the freezing A/C at the office. Sometimes writing can feel… Continue reading From Daily Grind to Daily Mind
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope the year has been treating you and your pen and paper well, so far. Today I'd like to talk about music while writing. Do you like to write with music? Why or why not? Is there certain music that really inspires you to write and write, and other music… Continue reading Writing with Music
Hello everyone, and happy holidays! 2021 is just around the corner. Exhausting, right? Well, all I can say is - PLEASE remember to say "Jumanji" at midnight on December 31st, 2020! Then all the disasters might just end. 😉 haha, just a joke.I've been researching continuously on the events of October 5, 1860 where the… Continue reading Writing During the Holidays; &, a Book Recommendation
Good morning, everyone! I hope you are all managing OK out there.NaNoWriMo is over and I've been struggling. I had developed a daily habit, but now it's fallen to the wayside. I've been struggling to know what to write, because like I said in my earlier post, I'm getting to more historical events in my… Continue reading Post-NaNoWriMo Struggle
A Little Break I have to confess, I've been feeling quite bogged down. National Novel Writing Month is almost over, and I still only have about 15k words of my novel done. The election drags on. Friends who don't believe in the virus insist that my 2 weeks of hellish experience were "just the flu".… Continue reading Down in the Bog
"Always prepare for the unexpected" Well, well...here I am. I didn't expect that my National Novel Writing Month project would be T-boned by Covid-19...but such it is. I started feeling symptoms on October 27th but I thought it was just a cold/regular flu, because on Thursday the 29th I felt totally better! I even went… Continue reading The Writing Must Go On!
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??
As NaNoWriMo 2020 creeps around the corner, a lot of us may be thinking of writing routines. Do we have one? Do we want one? I think we can all agree, we need one. Especially if we are going to get a rough draft novel done in a month! I don't know about you, but… Continue reading Writing Routine Inspiration