This just in: My friend's writing group piece from the May prompt was published on Slate today! So proud of her and love how writing group does. Check it out, it's so interesting and as I told her last night her writing has some sick flow in this piece!
So! I have been a little MIA both in writing in general and life. For a ridiculous reason. That has to do with the greatest love story of our generation, aka Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson aka Larry Stylinson. (I will actually fight you if you say one bad word about either of them, or [...]
So we were given a challenge: Either Shakespearean tragedy or sitcom with a laugh track. My one friend is still working on her play, but the other chose sitcom and took it in a delightfully absurdist direction (think waiting for Godot). I on the other hand quake in the face of outright humor (I can [...]
My writing bun doesn't really have time for your shit. Hope everyone is having a joyful, writing-filled Thursday. TOMORROW IS FRIDAY. Delightful.
So I've sent Book Two off to my sister -- aka my first reader -- to see if it makes sense at all, or is a complete disaster. Hoping it's not the latter. But either way, I've moved on to Book Three. It's completely different than my first two. I'm actually writing off my February [...]
Can you believe a month has gone by? I could not when our writing group deadline had approached. How is it March already? I sound like a broken record but this prompt was DEVILISH. It stretched our brains, but it was a challenge. I struggled for a couple weeks about where even to take it [...]
If you know anything about me, you know there is nothing more precious to me than the community of beautiful friends I have developed in D.C. Two of those friends help form my writing group, and I could not love it more. Mostly we drink wine and eat tater tots at Olivia's Diner, but eventually [...]
So I have been making myself write a little bit every day this week and I think it's paying off. I've been feeling pretty defeated about this book for a little bit now. Everything I write seems to need a huge effort to even get the words on the page, as if I'm pulling each [...]
This one was tricky, tricky. The prompt is "He didn’t think he’d heard her correctly ..." and I was definitely stuck. I sat down to write it the day before our deadline and the story was not coming to me. The other times, I would at least have an idea or a nugget to work off. [...]
Writer's block, writer's block, writer's block. It's real. It's haunting me. What do you do to get over it? I'm vacillating between taking time off and powering through. I think powering through is the best option. Sometimes just putting words on paper, no matter how crappy you might think they are, is what needs to [...]