According to wikipedia, writer’s block is a condition in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition varies widely in intensity. It can be trivial, a temporary difficulty in dealing with the task at hand. At the other extreme, some “blocked” writers have been unable to work for years on end, […]
In this post by Fiona Quinn, we learn how to get out in the world and truly experience what we write. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cheers all! Check out my vlogging opportunity with the wonderful Joel Mark Harris on How to Add Realism to Your Work. Catch the whole interview HERE Many writers I know flock to […]
You’re here because you’re thinking about your book, or your song, or your poem, or your half-finished canvas. You’re here because you want someone to tell you it’s okay. You aren’t being selfish, You aren’t being silly. This is real and you deserve it. You are here, on this page, because a part of you […]
Info for Writers by Fiona Quinn A few years ago, I met English ex-pat John Dolan on Twitter, of all places. He had doffed his Henry Higgins cap to explain to me the retweet concept when I was meandering around the Twittersphere as a newbie. Our personalities clicked, and we decided in short order to […]
Before we walked onto this we drank some of this then sadly sent off one of our writers… sort of like this or maybe it was more like this you go girl! Then, it was back to the page. More word wrangling, more scene swapping, and then, cold pizza and a change of venue. […]
“I had a wonderful three days of writing, planning, organizing, plotting. I worked on organizing the chapters of my work-in-progress, Book Two of the Moonlight Ridge Series. I enjoyed the companionship of the creative writers who attended the Write By the Water writers retreat in beautiful Blue Mountain Beach.. This was such a well planned, delightful […]
Things we learned Take notes. Blog later. This is the time to work on your novel. Get in the words- or for some of us- get rid of the words. Try to remember to take pictures. Of people. Working. Or don’t, maybe they would rather no one sees their pjs and bedhead hair. Sleep when […]
First, you will need one of these. And probably one of these. Don’t forget this. or this. Never mind. We have lots of that. After a day of doing this we will reward you with this. and then, you can enjoy this. unless you need to do more of this Hey, it’s your retreat. Just […]
Norman Mailer told me to.
Rejections getting aspiring writers down? That’s nothing. What about Tolstoy?