Different Arts, Different Behaviors

As a writer, I fly solo. That's kinda the name of the game. The decisions made are mine and mine alone. It's me and the keyboard, my imagination, and whatever command of language I happen to have at the time. If I want to adjust point of view, setting, character, or anything else, I can... Continue Reading →

Doing Stuff: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

Oh, yeah! It's Tuesday - time to see what we've accomplished this past week.I've gotta say: not much. My grandmother became very, very ill this past week and that entailed multiple cross-country phone calls, getting my mother to the airport, lots of stressing, and just general unrest in life. I'm sure you guys have had... Continue Reading →

Story Beats and Hooks that aren’t for fishermen: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

It's Tuesday again, my fellow writing buddies! Time to talk about what we've accomplished this past week.It was an interesting week for me. Most of it hinges on the Under Ground Writing Project meeting I wen to on Sunday. Normally during the meetings we're critiquing one another's work - looking for stuff like plot, character,... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Getting Stuff Nailed Down

It's Tuesday again! And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of suffering butt-kicking you have done too!Stuff I have accomplished this last... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Critique Week!

It's Tuesday again! And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of suffering butt-kicking you have done too!Stuff I have accomplished this past... Continue Reading →

Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration

Direct collaboration, as opposed to indirect collaboration, is where a writer works directly with one or more people on a specific piece. Writers working with agents or editors to shape-up a piece for publication is an example of direct collaboration. In 1944 Jack Kerouac and his friend William Burroughs took turns writing alternating chapters of... Continue Reading →

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