Saturday, February 17, 2018

Weird Writerly Words

As I’m stumbling my way through the first draft of my novel, I’ve also been studying successful authors to help me become a better writer. Sometimes experienced writers talk about magical things called “character arcs” and important people called “betas.”  Then I have to stop and look up these and other weird writerly words.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Use What You Have Valentine's Wrapping

I needed to wrap a little something for my sweetheart. As is often the case, I didn’t want to run out and buy wrapping paper. That would just waste money and gas. Besides, as a minimalist, I didn’t want to bring stuff into the house. So I told myself, “Don’t you dare buy wrapping paper!” and scavenged about for something I could use.