Tag «Writer’s Group»

Don’t just ride the rollercoaster–Pay attention to how it makes you feel!

Many writers focus on sight, and maybe sound, but they often neglect smell, taste, and touch, for instance. And we often do not deeply explore emotions and the physical impact they can have on our bodies. At one Roaring Writers Retreat, our mentor gave us this exercise: write a paragraph with every physical sense in it. …

I love deadlines…

I had this hand-written on a post-it note on my desk for an embarrassingly long time before I realized it was that Douglas Adams. So long and thanks for all the fish Douglas Adams. The secret is to bang the rocks together guys Douglas Adams. The impenetrable SEP field (“Someone Else’s Problem”) Douglas Adams. The …

Enjoying the Ride

For too long, I assumed skilled storytellers sprang into existence like Athena from the head of Zeus, and I wasn’t one of those gifted few. I envisioned the lucky authors adept at turning phrases, with the innate ability to craft memorable stories, intriguing characters, and gripping plots. Writers stopped mid-dinner, staring into space while fantastic …