Ruckin’ With You | 10.31.16 | I’m Off . . .

. . . to NaNoWriMo later at 12:01 AM. Hello. Figured I'd better fire off what might be the last Ruckin' missive for a few weeks. As I finally embark on the NaNo endeavor I'm going to make the best attempt at radio silence that I can because I'm like our family dog who is easily … Continue reading Ruckin’ With You | 10.31.16 | I’m Off . . .

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Quote | Clive Barker on Characters

This week I've found a poignant quote from another writer I've looked up to since I started writing in the mid-90s, someone's whose imagination and vision I greatly admire. Like Anne Rice from a few weeks back, Clive Barker is another fellow Libra. This quote comes from an old interview I stumbled across that was conducted … Continue reading Quote | Clive Barker on Characters

Notebook 8 | . . .

Shit. I've gotten into that weird mode of only wanting to write. I had planned on reading tonight and sat down with a couple of books, a novel and an anthology, and couldn't bring myself to turn the pages. Grabbed a stack of comics and they couldn't keep my attention past a couple of pages either. … Continue reading Notebook 8 | . . .

Reggie Lutz on NaNoWriMo

It is almost here… NANOWRIMO - http://wp.me/p5VuTN-6u Old writing buddy and 'friend of the program' Reggie Lutz shares some sage words. She's on-point as usual, so do yourself a favor and have a read of her post regarding NaNoWriMo. Here's an excerpt: One of the most important things around fiction writing is learning how to finish … Continue reading Reggie Lutz on NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2016 – I’m In!

#NaNoWriMo #InItToWinIt So this past weekend I got myself signed up for NaNoWriMo 2016. I've been wanting to do this since about 2008 or so, but have never fully committed. When I first became aware of this National Novel Writing Month I was hosting a novel writing workshop over on Zoetrope.com (the Virtual Studio) where … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 – I’m In!

Linkage | 10.22.16

WP Links What it Takes to Be a “Real” Writer - via Kristen Lamb Write What You Know (NaNoWriMo Prep Part 2) - via Rachel Poli In Defence Of NaNoWriMo - via Holly Evans Links Abroad National Novel Writing Month - Sign up! How To Cope With Feeling Unsupported as a Writer Writer's Toolbox    

Writing Advice from Neil Gaiman

This has made the rounds to various web places over the years, most notably in an article at The Guardian. 8 Rules for Writers by Neil Gaiman 1 Write. 2 Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down. 3 Finish what you're writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it. 4 … Continue reading Writing Advice from Neil Gaiman