Monthly archives: February, 2017

Genre, genre, genre

I’m staking my claim on the blog today and talking about a subject that does not get enough attention in the early stages of writing – genre. Genre defines your work for others, sets expectations for your readers, and helps define plotting and character choices. Too often, writers think of genre after they finish the …

Just Doing It

If I don’t go, I won’t go. I came up with that mantra recently because I was having trouble making myself go to the gym. Now, once again I have plenty of excuses—after everything that happened last year, 2016 got in one last cruel chuckle in the form of my landlord deciding that after ten …

May You Live In Interesting Times

So, I had a craft post outlined, my take on creating your own motivation and smashing through writer’s block. But then the world intruded. Possibly a new world, and for many, not a better version. In conversations with writer and other artist friends in the last month, I’m getting an ugly vibe. People aren’t creating. …