"I don’t write because I have a story to tell other people. I write because I have a story to tell myself. I’ve always been intrigued by the magic, mystery and adventure in imagined worlds. And writing, to me, is the closest I’ll ever get to living in such a world."
"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them, Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself." - Truman Capote
Who doesn’t like a character who grows and changes through the course of a story? A character who makes mistakes and fails but instead of staying down, they get up and say, “Screw you, I won’t be broken.” This is exactly what has happened to the main character in my book over the past 10... Continue Reading →
The great chamber was filled with the quietness that was characteristic of magic. There was an air of abandonment to the place, which unsettled me. A few dim rays of sunlight fell through the cracks in the roof, illuminating a group of objects piled together near me. I walked closer to investigate. The pile consisted... Continue Reading →
Live in the moment. A week, a month, a year from now, you’re going to think back with nostalgia and go, good times.
Rise Rise, rise from the ashes of your life to something greater the vastness of the mountains, they call to me the wind, it whispers ancient tales of times long past the stream it sings about life and death; the endless cycle fear not the night fear not the dark no morrow can dawn before the... Continue Reading →
According to Peter Elbow, “Your voice is damped out by all the interruptions, changes, and hesitations between the consciousness and the page. In your natural way of producing words there is a sound, a texture, a rhythm - a voice - which is the main source of power in your writing…” We all have a... Continue Reading →
A book is an interesting project. It never goes quite the way you expect. Sometimes the shortest parts are those that take the longest to finish. That’s how it was for me with Act 1 in my book which spans only twenty-five percent of the story, but progress was glacially slow at times. And rightly... Continue Reading →