Posts tagged with writing
17 May 2015 - Growing as an Author: A Reflection
Many successful writers admit to having drawers of early manuscripts gathering dust in a corner, because the craft of novel writing comes with practice. Every new manuscript that gets put into the drawer is stronger than its predecessor. Every new manuscript teaches the author a lesson about what does or doesn’t work for how he, as an artist, executes on his craft.
3 May 2015 - Recent Writing/Publishing Posts of Note
I’ve been doing a bit of blogging to flesh out the content on the Caffeinated Press site, mostly about writing/editing and the business of publishing. Synopses of my recent posts follow.
1 December 2014 - A Reflection on Winning #NaNoWriMo
Writing is like sexual metaphors: The less you practice, the more you’ll embarrass yourself when you finally pull out and fumble sheepishly for your pants.
9 November 2014 - An Autumn’s Repose
Autumn’s full, glorious array reminds us to be prepared for the winter to come.
14 April 2013 - “No, Mom, I’m Not in a Texas Prison,” and Other Updates of Note
In this personal update: Texas prisons, a social-calendar summary, writing-group events, marathons, hiking … and cats.
8 April 2013 - What It Means To Be “A Writer”
Writing isn’t a glorious profession. Nor is it a functional description. Rather, it’s an avocation, a way of thinking and acting that recognizes that words mean things and that stringing them together requires inspiration, not just perspiration or aspiration.
9 December 2012 - NaNoWriMo ’12 — A Reflection
I still didn’t “win” in the sense of hitting 50k — December rolled onto the calendar when I was at but 25k — but I am quite satisfied with how the month turned out. I approached the task with a bit more humility and did more pre-NaNo planning than last year, so I have a product that I can keep working on throughout the year.
22 January 2012 - A Linguistic “Issue” with “Community”
We’ve grown tolerant of simplistic prose, unnecessary over-use of the passive voice and sentences written with twice as many words as they require. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Beats me.