Patience. Patience. Patience. That one word sends shivers down my spine. I thought that I was patient, but it turns out that as a writer there is a different species of patience I must deal with. Most call them queries but, by the growling sounds they make, the long and drawn out crawls in the…… Continue reading Patience and Writing…….
She huffed in frustration as she sat at her desk behind the smartest kid in her class. He seemed to be able to do everything that their teacher assigned them to do. Today was all about outlining one’s thoughts before writing. Outlines, she thought, the worst thing to ever happen to a story. They…… Continue reading Ella Rose and The Outline!
Have you ever written something that made you hurt? Have you ever written something that made you angry? I know I have. In fact, I’m doing that now. The story I’m working on right now has subject matter that is painful to write. More than once I have put it down and turned to studying…… Continue reading Pain and Writing
I’m the past few weeks something has been happening with my writing that I never did expect. At first I tried my hardest to reject those changes. I wanted them to disappear and to never return. But after some epic fights between myself and my pen, which is as insane as it sounds, I have…… Continue reading A Change in Directon
I have to apologize for my ridiculously long absence. I don’t think I had completely realized just how much work it would be to be a full time student, part time worker, and a blogger. And so when school began I let this blog slide, which was a silly thing to do. I don’t actually…… Continue reading I’m Sorry!!!
All through high school and now through college one of the most common things I hear my English teachers and professors say is to write to think about your audience while writing. It seems they love to repeat that line over and over again. It’s practically embedded in their very souls. And when writing an…… Continue reading Audience…Is It Really That Important?
A part of being a writer is being inspired. Naturally there is always someone or something that catches one’s heart and inspiration is born. It could be anything really. A blue bird out on a sunny spring day or even a teacher that pushed and pushed until success was found. Usually though a writer’s…… Continue reading To Be Inspired