For the past 3+ years I have been writing Children’s books and submitting them to agents, hoping to get published. I would still be doing that if a strange thing hadn’t happened to me a year ago.read more
I just watched ‘The Interview,’ that new Seth Rogan film. I wasn’t going to see it because I heard it was terrible, but with all the publicity (I wasn’t going to let the North Koreans try to keep me from seeing a movie!) and after seeing that it had an IMDB</aread more
Once every few months the urge comes over me and I know nothing more is going to be done that evening, no more writing, no perusing of recipes, no time with football or baseball or Facebook or even a good book, especially a good book.
Some old friends hato must be revisited.
I stare at my small rack of videos.
Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or perhaps Shrek.
It is not an easy decision.
Should I visit with Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Snape or maybe Frodo, Samwise, Gandalf, and Galadriel? Of course it’s been awhile since I took the time to visit Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey.
I was just looking at a Your Dictionary infographic of ten commonly misspelled or misused words. And I have to admit, I have a problem with some of them. First, the last on the list which and that, I’ll never understand. As far as I’m concerned the two words are often interchangeable. I use whichever one seems to better say whatever it is I am trying to say: Which is the truth. That is the truth.
I also have problems with it’s and its as well as there, their, and they’re. I’ll often use one where the other belongs. It’s not that I don’t know the difference.
Its It’s just that I’m lazy. When writing a first draft I don’t pay attention to what I’m writing, especially grammar and spelling. My goal is to get the thoughts and words on the page. I’ll deal with how
There is more to creative writing than just making up stories and characters that often seem very real. In some ways making up stuff is one of the perks of being a writer. A writer can live in imaginary worlds and can even make up words such as scrutchel (a word I just made up which should mean: using a word that doesn’t exist as a crutch for not wanting to actually find one that means what you want to say).
Writer’s have been creating words for thousands of years. Dr. Seuss made up hundreds of words himself (zummers, spazzim, thnadners, sneedle, yuzz, thneeds, and sneetches to list just a few).
And then there was the day I made magic marker mustaches on my little brother’s and my faces. It’s a good story today, but I remember it was a big mistake after my mother scrubbed my face till it hurt, but it just wouldn’t come off. Now, I should write something about it.
even food or
anything a person uses to make something where there was emptiness.
It’s been too long since I last posted a writing prompt. Since I’ve always thought of October not as a month in Autumn, but the month that signals the beginning of winter, it seems this scene should be suitable.
The scene: a cliff
Weather: It is cold
Characters: – a middle aged man
– a stunning younger brunette
Props: – an expensive piece of jewelry
– two hamburgers and an order of french fries
– a small animal
In the distance: a train, or is that sirens?
Optional – Use this sentence in the story: “You had asparagus on your lip, but it was strangely attrread more
The story is a humorous thriller (or maybe just a bumbling idiot trying to stay alive). In one scene my hero, Torrance, is fleeing from a trio of guys trying to kill him. He realizes he is in the neighborhood of a former girlfriend. Her apartment is password protected. He has to enter a code into a keypad and say a word into a microphone.
Even before he gets there he remembers the word, but the password which is the girl’s dog’s name followed by its birthday, which Torrance is surprised he remembers. However, there is a symbol between the dog’s name and it&read more
Where it sometimes gets scary is when I’m out, such as shopping at the grocery store or maybe the mall and one of my characters starts talking to me. Often I will talk back, but if I forget where I am, which is easy if the conversation is good, I might be talking out loud.
Fortunately, it hasn’t led to anyone calling the police, but that could lead to a good story, too.
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one” ~ Terry Pratchett