Category: Writing

WQ – Do You Have the Ability to Endure?

I understand that in our work–doesn’t matter whether it’s acting or writing–what’s important isn’t fame or glamour, none of the things I used to dream about, It’s about the ability to endure. – Anton Chekhov

WQ – Writer’s Block

I haven’t written in a week. It’s like holding your breath under water. You feel an awful constriction and then the instinct to propel yourself. – D. A. Botta

Week In Review 7.24.17-7.29.17

Happy Saturday, folk! How was your week? I had a pretty good one. I got all my posts out when I intended (we all know that doesn’t always happen), and I’ve been able to start...

The Princess Bride – A Book Review

The Dread Pirate Roberts. Inigo. Fezzik. The six-fingered man. Prince Humperdink. Buttercup. Westly. All the favorite characters that I met first through the movie (much as I hate to admit that I’d seen the movie...

WQ – Learn to Think About the Concepts

Reading a book about management isn’t going to make you a good manager any more than a book about guitars will make you a good guitarist, but it can get you thinking about the most...

Week In Review 7.16.17-7.23.17

I’ve been quiet on the blog this past week in an effort to get caught up and prep some things to post. I really don’t like rattling off posts on the fly but more often...

WQ – You Are the Only You

“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you are the only you.” – Neil Gaiman

Novel Writing & Playwrighting Similarities

A novel is a larger slice of life than a play. Reader’s don’t follow a character from birth until death (usually) so it would make sense that there are items left open or unresolved when the story wraps itself up…

Book Haul – June 2017

The last time I wrote up a book haul post was around Christmas I believe. Oh man, it’s been a while since I’ve bought any books. I had told myself a few months ago that...