Have you ever woke up in the morning overwhelmed with the feeling that you’ve done it all wrong? Continue reading “Things Fall Apart”
In my upcoming novel, Of Gilded Flesh, I have a chapter titled “Of Love and Irony,” wherein I write: There lies the irony of Anna’s love: She adores men for their passion of things greater than her. She would be more than happy to be second or even third on a list. Yet, her love always seems to be a question waiting for an answer that never comes.
It should be no secret how I feel about books within a series. As soon as I see the likes of “Book One of the Ice Dragon Series” or “Troll Hunters #17” in a novel’s title, I quickly move on to something else. The reason for this aversion? There’s a couple, actually:
Or, Throw Momma From the Train and other pools of writing wisdom.
Some of the best sources I’ve found for inspiration, advice, or what-have-you, to help me through the daily doldrums of writing have been fictional. Here’s a couple of examples before I get into the meat of this post –
A very wise man once told me there was a difference between fantasizing about what you’d like out of life and actively pursuing a plan to make those dreams a reality. Now, thirty-some years later, I finally understand what he was trying to tell me.