Tag: literature

Finding Time To Read

Yes, I write a lot and write about writing a lot. But one essential ingredient to becoming even a good writer is that you must read a lot. If you don't have time to read, you certainly don't have time to write. And if you do write, it probably won't be very good. I tried ...

Getting Positive Feedback

In the world of being an unknown author, praise is rare. It's rare enough to hear someone has heard you're a writer or even read your work, but to run into someone who not only reads your work but tells you they enjoy what you write and think you're a good writer is inspiring. The ...

Pushing Through the Difficult Days

Some days, you have no desire to write. Well, you do, but you just aren't in the mindset for it. No matter what you seem to write or type out, it all looks like trash that needs to be cast away so no one knows you came up with something so vile. It happens. Any ...

Perfectionism: An Excuse for Writers Who Don’t Write

You may not consider yourself a perfectionist nor would you lump your writing into any category of art that would be determined to be done by a perfectionist, but I see it used as an excuse for so many writers and other artists alike. I use this definition only a little looser than the dictionary ...

Literature and the Falsehood of Education

Unfortunately, while I was in college, I didn't study certain aspects of literature that I wish I had. The various parts that comprise a story, what makes a work Victorian versus Edwardian, various schemes of poetry, and other topics were discussed very quickly before being passed over. I would've liked to study the bones of ...

One Chapter Closer!

I just finished another chapter of Frigid Nights! I'm hoping to have the first draft finished within the next month or two and I will then be putting it to the side for at least a month before I take it through the first edit. That's when the real stress starts so I'm doing my ...

What I’ve Learned From Outlining

I hit a major slump in writing Frigid Nights and it seemed like there was no way out. I wrote myself into a position I thought I would never rise out of. Not because I screwed up and made massive plot mistakes that were catastrophic to the foundation of the story. I haven't found those ...

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