Unread. Ignored. Forsaken. That's something, simply as people, we all fear, no? Specifically, it's perhaps a writer's greatest fear? Certainly one of mine. But there is a kind of irony in the event that situation occurs, so said author/writer whisperer Shaunta Grimes some months back . . . "I know how it feels to screw … Continue reading “What to do if no one reads what you write.” | Shaunta Grimes
~ The Morning Muse #12 ~ Note: This was supposed to be posted a few months ago (mid-October to be exact), but for some unknown reason I let it sit longer than intended. And come to think of it, yesterday's Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention is a great companion piece to this one, actually. As … Continue reading Retreat
At last the house is quiet and still. Well, mostly. There’s a cricket outside the living room window chirping incessantly and the Lady of the Manor is in the recliner reading a book and yawning occasionally. Earlier today there was a small family gathering here to celebrate my birthday belatedly (the momentous occasion of my … Continue reading The Quiet Hours
The powerful process that will help you write more in 2017 Have you ever looked at the bibliographies of prolific writers and wondered how on earth they write so many books? Do they just have an incredible amount of time to devote to writing? A motor inside their hands that keeps them typing away? A writing … Continue reading “How to Become a Prolific Writer” | Nicole Bianchi
https://www.youtube.com/embed/cKE3KCMwyhc?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&start=69&wmode=transparent (Warning: Strong/graphic content) As part of the Q&A Podcast Fight Club 15th Anniversary Special, in which host Jeff Goldsmith sat down with novelist Chuck Palahniuk (Choke, Survivor) and screenwriter Jim Uhls (Jumper) to talk about the 1999 film, Palahniuk was asked, among other things, about his writing method, including his inspirations, habits, etc. In … Continue reading Fight Club’s Chuck Palahniuk Explains His Writing Method With A Disturbing Story | Lowlife Magazine
~ Notebook #11 ~ When you're looking to reincorporate lean muscle to your prose and you turn to the maestros of the minimalist, clean, no frills, straight-to-the-point (and straight-to-the-heart) narrative technique. I have a tendency in daily speech and writing to use a lot of complex sentences (and parenthetical asides) and when I'm not mindful … Continue reading Brother, Can You Spare Some Prose?
~ Words by Nicole Bianchi ~ Once upon a time, the typewriter was the only piece of technology a writer had to make his work easier. Now we not only have computers, but we can also access an endless array of useful writing tools on the Internet. Best of all, many of these web applications … Continue reading “15 of the Best Free Web Applications for Writers” | Nicole Bianchi