Tag Archive | Creative Writing

Fantasy Prone Personality & Creativity

One very large section of my personality is fantasy prone. This means that I am subject to vivid day dreams and imaginings several times throughout each day. It is not an occasional occurrence. Of course, most writers and artists possess this characteristic in varying degrees. There is actually a test you can take to confirm […]

Feeling Inspired During Unexpected Moments

Do you ever think it’s weird how the most unexpected things can inspire you to write? Like, the most amazing idea of a character can strike you when you’re washing the dishes. Or, this epic new storyline forms in your head when you’re listening to a song or watching a movie whose genre is unrelated […]

2014 Writing Projects

Hello writers and readers! Today I am going to talk about my writing projects and then share an excerpt from my most recent novel in progress. The Novel Well, I’m happy to say that my newest novel has reached the 46,000 word mark today. Part One flowed amazingly well, but things get quite complicated in […]

Why I Write Scary Stories – It’s Not What You Think

“You are an optimistic, nice girl. Where does all this dark stuff come from?” said a co-worker of mine four years ago, after I told him about the sort of things I write about. Some of my stories wouldn’t be described as pure horror, but all of them contain significant elements of it within them. […]

My Current Book in Progress

(Credit: Journey’s End By Jay Epperson) Well, it’s the last day of October. I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo, but what I will do is focus on my current work in progress. It is a fantasy tale centered around four characters that are based on my grandparents. Each one of them had at least one […]

Genre Jumping

There seems to be some pressure out there from literary agents, publishers, readers, and even other authors to stick with one genre. The reason is that it could possibly confuse or frustrate your book following if you publish a young adult fantasy book one year, and then a modern drama the next year. No doubt, […]

Science of Story Telling

I really like Fast Company’s website, especially Co.Create. Of course, right? You can always find inspiring and informative stories as well as practical advice to become more efficient at your brand or your skill. So, I found an article all you writers out there will appreciate. Today I was happy to have stumbled upon an […]

Fall Writing Goals

I’ve been typing away at several different works in progress over the summer and I realized that I really need to set some definite goals. The worst thing is, I haven’t even begun writing my sequel to Followed yet! But I have two other books nearly finished, plus a second short story that is nearly […]

Writing by Hand

The feel of your hand sliding across the page as you pen the words birthed from your imagination. Seeing a story handwritten in a notebook is an art in its own way. Watching your ideas and characters form into sentences by your own hand is simply breathtaking. Writing in a notebook allows you to travel […]

Writing for Change

I like the idea of writing to change a certain aspect of something that is wrong with the world. “You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.” – James Baldwin I know creative writers create stories […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 163 other followers