We’ve all been hurt by something. Think about the experiences you have gone through and how they have shaped your world view. Perhaps something that you never considered a year terrifies you today. If you were in a car accident you may require everyone wear a seat belt before you start driving. If you were … More Writer’s Notebook: What’s Your Tragedy?
The places we live have their own communities and each community has its own culture. Outliers do not fit in to this culture. Conformists do. Conservatives want to maintain the status qua, even if the regular way of doing things brings harm to many. You have the minority who break the rules. And you have … More Writer’s Notebook: Who Runs The Show In Your Story’s World
From time to time I like to post “Dear Future Husband” thoughts as a Facebook status. I thought I might share them with you. You can post yours as well. So the idea is simple. You write something you want a future mate to know. It is usually short and sometimes humorous. Who knows, maybe … More Self-Development: Dear Future Husband
I haven’t blogged in a while. Not because I didn’t want to. I usually blog from my phone. I can bust out my ideas and share them. It’s fun on the fun. Well, it was. Then, my phone died. Yep. DIED. How rude? So with no phone and no real incentive to get another one … More Writer’s Notebook: Writing A Difficult Assignment- Chinese Buffet
I haven’t felt much like writing this week. Well, screenwriting. I’ve been writing some songs. That’s my first love as far as writing goes. Writing songs allow me to be playful, show the different sides of me, and get my feelings out. I can give myself hope with a beautiful love song. Singing about having … More Writer’s Notebook: To Outline or Not To Outline?
Do you have a bad habit? You are probably shaking your head like “Sara Jo, now you know.” I do. But I am waiting on you to tell me what it is. Shopping? Okay. Let’s say our character has the same product. Now we can get special. Janet has an issue buying kitchen gadgets that … More Writer’s Notebook: My Bad Habit
Do you need help writing something? Here are a some things to keep in mind when asking a writer to assist you. 1. Write complete sentences. Also use correct punctuation. Proofread. Writers read complete sentences easier. It also shows you care about your presentation. Typos are normal from time to time but look over your … More Writer’s Notebook: 6 Tips When Asking For Help
I can look at my character’s fear. Where did it come from? Why is it realistic? Why is it silly? Does she know where her insecurity originates? … More Writer’s Notebook: What Are You Afraid Of?
Today I am watching the Michael Dunn trial. I find this helpful as a writer. We see how people present evidence and how others interpret the facts. We get a view of how a defendant’s behavior affects jury and onlookers. In this time of Twitter and Facebook we see how preexisting notions influence public response. … More Writer’s Notebook: Watching the Trial
If she changes her belief it will affect her opinion. If she changes her opinion if may not effect her belief. … More Writer’s Notebook: Plotting Character Arc Part 1