If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen a recent tweet I sent out about the damaging role of overpowering romantic relationships in Dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic literature.
In the real word, recent attempts to transform a symbol of hope and solidarity into one to be questioned and feared has got me thinking about symbols in writing. Continue reading “Sitting Down and Writing: Evolving Symbols”
No, a Pantser is not someone who goes around pantsing people.
Okay, now that that’s cleared up, I promised that, eventually, I would do a post on how I go about shaping my stories. Generally, this boils down to either being someone who does an outline, or someone who likes to just go at it by the seat of their pants, aka a Pantser or SOPer (Seat Of Pants).
I’ve been discussing inspiration quite a bit lately. Now, however, is the far less appealing other side of the coin: procrastination. Continue reading “Sitting Down and Writing: Or Not. (Procrastination)”
As evident by the couple I have already discussed, there are numerous sources of inspiration for creative individuals. Perhaps the most influential, though, are the stories that have been penned throughout history; the stories that are being penned around us. Continue reading “Sitting Down and Writing: Inspiration, Part 3”
Two weeks ago I discussed the visual inspiration that I gain from the world around me. This week I thought I’d share some of my musical inspiration. Continue reading “Sitting Down and Writing: Inspiration, Part 2”
Last week I talked a bit about how Camp NaNoWriMo has been the encouragement and guide that I needed to start writing my novel, Dythoids. But what about the things that inspire me to create the stories, characters, and worlds in my writing? Continue reading “Sitting Down and Writing: Inspiration, Part 1”
Writing a novel is hard.
Now this is for a few reasons. For me, the biggest obstacle is motivation. I don’t mind the writing so much as the putting it down. I can spend hours just mentally writing what is going to happen in my stories. Ideas I have. When it comes to putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, that’s when it becomes difficult. Continue reading “Sitting Down and Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo”