My novels have been languishing in my drive for years. Everything has been carefully laid out on the page. I know my characters and my setting like the back of my hand. I know their every wish, their every move, and motivation. I have outlined every plot point from beginning to end. But I still … Continue reading A Novel Idea: Daydream, Outline, and Draft
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The Virtual Vault: Why I don’t post my best writing.
I don't post my best writing. My favorite poems, short stories, and the pages from my unfinished novels never meet fresh eyes. I tell myself that I need to "save them", but what am I saving them for? I pretend that one day I might publish them, weeks and then years pass and they remain … Continue reading The Virtual Vault: Why I don’t post my best writing.
What Does it Mean to Be “Creative”?
If you asked me 5 years ago, I would have said I wasn’t creative. There were many reasons why I felt that way, but they all simmered down to 1 thing: I didn’t feel like I deserved to do so. It is an unspoken rule that the title of “Creative” is something that must be … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be “Creative”?