Posts Categorized: Writing Ruminations

WRITING RUMINATIONS: OUTLINING

I hate outlining. When I was in high school, we had to write several research papers. Our teachers all followed the same formula to try and help us break this process up into nice, easy, bite-sized pieces. You know the drill: 1. Come up with a topic 2. A week later: Write a thesis statement… Read more »

Writing Exercises

I have always enjoyed various writing exercises. So this exercise is one in describing a “mood.” The goal is to use vivid imagery and all 5 senses to give the reader an accurate “feel” for the emotions of the character. The following three snippets are each describing a different emotion… see if you can figure… Read more »

Technical Aspects

When one is writing a book, or especially a series of books, technical details must be attended to. In the Tellurae Aquaous series I have created such details as a currency system (based on the “stater” which is the equivalent to a penny, or a pence), and even new constellations. I thought my readers might… Read more »

What I Write/Why I Write

I wonder why my wordsNever seem to stayExactly how I mean themBut change from day to day. I write what I feelDeep down inside of me,Using my penSetting my emotions free. I write what I seeIn the world aroundPeople I meetTheir stories abound. I write to rememberFeelings I’ve felt,Struggling to recordHands that I’ve been dealt…. Read more »