Writers have their own peculiar set of problems, including the infamous issue of their brain yammering incessantly about writing-related stuff. Anything and everything can trigger this, and before long, you find your mind going on a seemingly never-ending tangent. Please tell me I'm not the only one with this issue.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Writers have a million stories going through their heads, and characters continually roam the plateaus of a writer's brain. This causes more and more ideas to be churned out. It also causes potential issues, especially when story-related things are clamoring for attention at inconvenient times.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ah, writers. They research random bits of information, babble incoherently about their characters, and think everything in the universe is fodder for their writing. Fantasy writers are even worse. They laugh maniacally while learning to say 'gryphon' in several different languages, wave a stick at something like it's a wand (unfortunately, nothing's levitated yet), think reading about pterosaurs is a good way to research dragons, and believe in doing everything the hard way.
Below are some comparisons between normal people and insane fantasy writers.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Well, it appears I've been tagged in yet another blog post, by none other than Deborah Kelty! And it's writing-related, which conveniently is going to be my theme for the rest of the month.
So without further ado, here are some fun questions and answers.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
We've all had those moments where we make mistakes in our writing. Writers, in particular, are prone to this, because the more you write, the more opportunities you provide to make errors. And we won't even mention texting with not-so-smart phones and their deranged auto-correct. (I'm so glad my flip phone doesn't have auto-correct.)
Here are a few examples of epic fails in writing.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
So on Thursday, I made a dangerous move. I went to Deborah Kelty's profile on NaNo, and decided I was going to click on the link to her Twitter account. And then it happened. I was sitting there on Twitter, reading different posts, and then I had the burning desire to create an account.
So now, here I am, expressing some of the writing-related thoughts that are too short to make a blog post out of. And with that, I welcome you to the new Twitter profile.
Disclaimer: this profile may cause readers to realize how totally insane I am. Enter at your own peril.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
It was the first day of November. Or, as written in the writer's calendar, 'tis the National Novel Writing Month, a time of writing one's fingers off and conquering the fantasy world. Yes, it was time to go on a writing binge.
So what did I do? Why, I went on Wikipedia to do some research for world-building, of course. Because I've had no time prior to this for world-building, obviously. I'm a terrific procrastinator. But that's another story entirely. So I spent my day alternating between television and mythological creatures. I found a few other things while I was there, as well, and all seemed to be going well.
Then it happened. The internet provider cackled evilly, and then failed to supply us with an internet connection. We thought it was a problem with the router, as it's been acting up lately. But we unplugged it and plugged it back in multiple times, with little success.
While I was waiting for the internet to cooperate, I got bored and decided to open Microsoft Paint. Continuing on my theme of world-building and mythical creatures, I began drawing a fictional creature. Below is the result of my work.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
In books, plays, TV shows, movies, etc., there are many different story-lines, characters, and genres. However, what if cross-overs of these were made, or certain aspects of some of them were used to create an entirely new concept? Some of these can be funny, or just plain weird.