Tag: Writing a novel
One Man Show
People have this image of a writer spending his time locked up in his basement typing away. And while there is a lot of that – personally, sitting at my desk in the corner of my bedroom underneath my “My Little Pony” plushies and my “One Piece” wall scroll – […]Read More
Oh, no, Here We Go!
Starting a new novel can be intimidating, but also exciting. And it’s one of my major goals of the year: Write a new novel and write a new screenplay. While I’m still working on trimming my second steampunk screenplay, it is at the point that I can novelize it. Actually, […]Read More
Hit by the Sledgehammer of Inspiration
How it All Starts I start off my Thursday afternoon as I always do. I drop off my client to his therapist and hit the local Yogurtland to grab my favorite chocolate obsession and do some writing. I used to think that when I started working part-time, I would have […]Read More
All’s well that Ends Well
In critiquing a story for one of my groups, I was reminded of the importance of a good ending. I’m a firm believer that the last emotion you leave the audience with is very important. It is what they will remember when they walk out of the theater or finish […]Read More
THE END – Now the work begins
This past week, I finally finished novelizing the first of my steampunk trilogy screenplays. It took about nine or ten months to do. I originally thought I would finish in November, but then my day job started kicking my posterior. This isn’t a vomit draft, a first draft where you […]Read More
My Fifteen Minutes of Fame
I spent this weekend at the West Coast Writers Conference – virtually. It was a new experience for all of us. There were a few technical glitches, but it all went pretty well. There was a lot to learn. I’m going to be going over my notes for weeks. It […]Read More
20,000 words (and one Star Destroyer) under the belt.
Tonight I am finishing my ten straight days away from work. It was a great vacation. I didn’t go anywhere, there’s no where to go right now. But I got up late every day, wrote and reached my goal of 20,000 words! I’m at 41,917 words, to be exact. This […]Read More