Whenever I take my Forensics/Speech & Debate team on a trip, the kids somehow manage to go on "epic adventures." Sometimes I hear about their shenanigans during the event or just after, but most often, I don't hear about them until much, much later. They're good kids, so they never get in trouble (as far … Continue reading My Next “Epic Adventure”
A week ago it happened. It was happily writing along. One character was telling a story about a situation to another character. I thought I knew what happened. I was writing it after all, but then, when the character finished telling the story, he let it slip that not just one, but TWO other characters had died. I had … Continue reading If my characters keep dying, does that make me a serial killer?
One of my goals for this spring break was to take my laptop to a coffee shop and write. Just about every time I enter into a coffee shop, I see people with laptops. Clearly, there is a portion of the population who find them productive places to work, and I wanted to see if … Continue reading Writing in a Coffee Shop
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as I’ve spent the last two weeks taking notes and writing down ideas anticipating the day I'd have time to sit down and write something. After working probably 75+ hours over each of the last two weeks (sometimes being a high school teacher and coach can suck every second … Continue reading Where do scenes come from?
Yesterday, I sat at the computer all morning, ready to write. I have a time line here. It’s summer vacation, and it ends in six weeks. I need to write . . . NOW! I have goals! My muses don’t seem to be getting my sense of urgency as they failed to bless me with … Continue reading The Muses Must Play