How about the guy at the gym that does one set on the machine, doesn’t wipe it off while it drips of his sweat, then paces back and forth through the other machines, with headphones on, singing intermittently and scaring the crap out of each time he starts to sing, and then goes back to … More Things that bug me, aka First World Problems. What bugs you?
There is a feature in a magazine called “Reject A Hit”. It is a parody of what an editor might have written when rejecting a book that turned out to be a huge success. While the magazine seems to like printing submissions that reject classics, such as anything written by Charles Dickens, the dictionary (several … More Hungry for rejection?
Writers are told to follow the rules. After you have proved you can follow the rules, then and only then, may you break them. I disagree. If you have a high school diploma and a college degree, it can be assumed that you know the rules. While I have a deep respect for English grammar, … More And so it goes: Breaking grammar rules, just ‘cuz.
They are having a flash fiction Competition over at Paper Swans. Which story do you like best? What is it that struck a cord with you? http://paperswans.co.uk/flash-fiction-competition-4/
I did not know that brain dump was the technical term; I did not know it had a name until recently. When I scribbled emotions into my notebook, or banged them into the keyboard, I thought I was merely digesting the day’s events. I have trouble putting words to emotions with my speech, so I … More The importance of a daily brain dump
I’ll be mostly offline for November! Chat soon!
I admit it, I fell for it. The title said, “How to turn traumatic experiences into fuel for your writing.” [This was from an email from Writer’s Digest.] Maybe I will learn something new, help me “reach right in there and grab it”–(like my niece said about grabbing the carotid artery during an autopsy…she was … More “How to write better”