Would you like to know how to supercharge your writing? Today, novelists are using cinematic technique to create visually dynamic scenes. Readers, used to watching movies and TV, have come to expect a more “cinematic” experience when they read. They want to watch the story unfold before their eyes rather than be told what is happening in summary or exposition.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. Euripides
How that applies to writing:
You can hire a bunch of people to do things for you. Editing, beta reading, book covers, formatting, paperback formatting, you name it.
And in the process, you can spend $5000 and not sell a book.
you could be like most of us and say, “I don’t have five grand to waste. I’d better do the shit myself.”
And out of dire necessity, you learn.
Then if you decide to write a check to somebody, you will be able to hold them accountable – because you know how to do that task.
Ultimately, the dire necessity is you must find time to write. If that means getting up at four in the morning, commit to it like nothing else or it will not get done. That is your dire necessity.
If you live to write, act…
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I gave this talk as part of a panel with Casey Clague at the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers conference a couple of weeks ago, so forgive the speech-like feel. (And if you’re anywhere near Fairhope, Alabama, and a writer, consider coming to that conference next year—I’ve taken over as president, and it’s always a great time of community […]
The Ill Wind Promises When the oscillator hums, I’ll hold your hand When they come to get you, I’ll pull you aside When the engine purrs, I’ll find the right words When the music stops, your lips may have to part When your baby’s born, I’ll carry his name When your mother visits, I’ll hide […]
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Waking up on thin ice, She tiptoes across the frozen lake of her fears Hoping to make it safely to the other side. She can’t swim so prays earnestly for guidance, And with her final utterance The ice cracks and she disappears. Is this her deliverance or her demise? In the depths of icy water […]
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I am finally far along enough on my spiritual journey to speak a little clearer about my personal understanding and evolution to write about soul relationships. When we are deep in it, it is difficult to differentiate between these three very distinct soul relationships. Karmic and soulmate relationships can involve lovers, family, friends, co-workers, and […]