Stop Plotting Your Life Like You’re Plotting Your Novel (or alternately: Start Plotting Your Life Like You’re Plotting Your Novel)

I am not an outliner or plotter when it comes to my writing. I usually start with a pretty vague idea, or perhaps one scene or detail that is specific, and then just start writing and see where it goes... Which can be a problem when it’s translated to life.

Cite Your Sources: Because Some Who Wander ARE Lost

Carved into wood, lettering whimsical and loopy, pine trees accenting the bottom, the piece reads: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.J.R.R. Tolkien Never have I been so annoyed by a sign that I like in all my life. Aesthetically: beautiful. Quotationally: love quotes. Authorially: big fan of Tolkien. The problem?… Continue reading Cite Your Sources: Because Some Who Wander ARE Lost

Finding Blog Direction

2021--there's something aesthetically pleasing about the combination of numbers that symbolize this calendar year. Perhaps it's just because it's not 2020. Entirely possible. Regardless, I like the look of it. And I also want to like the look of this blog. It's been kind of depressing, sporadic, and feeling low-reward for a while. And I… Continue reading Finding Blog Direction