When I tell people I’m a writer, they always ask, Where to you get all your ideas? It’s like they think my mind is some magical place where ideas grow like mushrooms in a dark room. In a way they do. I’m sure it’s dark inside my head, but what I see in the world… Continue reading Where do stories come from?
I trekked northward for a visit with the family recently. It’s a long, boring drive made particularly arduous by the fact that I suffer motion sickness, which makes it impossible for me to read or write in the car. That means I lose over eighteen hours of productivity to the drone of the highway. I… Continue reading I saw a sign!
People ask me how I come up with the ideas for my stories. It’s not always easy to answer this question. Sometimes the idea literally springs from nowhere. I can be inspired by music, images, news, and many other random everyday occurrences. A conversation with a co-worker about a date she had might create an… Continue reading The Random Muse
For most writers, procrastination usually has a basis in something other than just laziness. My number one reason for crying procrastination is writer’s block–which is another way of saying I’ve written myself into a corner and I can’t get out! Brainstorming usually works to plot your way out of the hole but how do you… Continue reading My Brains Iz Storming!