Posts Categorized: ideas

What’s So Wrong With Tropes?

Hey hey! I’m feeling a little bit better, so let’s talk tropes. “Trope” of late, has become a bit of a bad word when talking about stories, and I want to take a closer look at them… because I don’t think they’re all that bad. It’s possible they’re simply misunderstood. What is a trope, anyway?… Read more »

Dream Reading Space

I was asked recently if I could write a post about my dream-reading space. Sounds like fun, how hard can it be? Whenever I think about the ideal reading space, it always looks a little something like this in my head: With maybe a little stream running nearby. Or perhaps something like this: But then I… Read more »

First Lines

Is there anything more exciting than picking up your pen and writing the first line of a new book? Is there anything more enchanting than opening the cover of a book and reading that first line? First lines are oftentimes the words upon which we judge the entire reading experience. They draw us in or… Read more »

Beautiful Books: Novel Update

Pleased to be participating in the lovely Beautiful Books meme hosted by  Cait and Skye. And before the very end of the month, too! What? This month is focused on “how is the writing going?” So, since I’ve actually been getting rather a lot of writing done, though not Nano-numbers, I figured I’d grab the questions… Read more »