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?
Sometimes our physical appearance is based on our emotional state. In writing you often hear “show, don’t tell.” Using a character’s appearance is one way to show the inner thoughts of a character. For example, perhaps you have a character who is usually clean and pristine. Now he goes to work in wrinkled clothes. He … More Writer’s Notebook : Using Physical Appearance and Environmental Changes To Show a Character’s Emotional State
I write to heal a broken heart. I write to understand my emotions. I write to make sense of my world. I write to amuse myself. I write to communicate my needs. I write to remember. I write to forget. I write to live. Why do you write? @caramelsarajo
If I have someone to answer to I am more likely do get something done. Having a deadline helps as well. I have tried giving myself a deadline. I usually finish way ahead of time or I don’t make it. But if I have someone waiting on me to do something by a certain date … More Accountability When You’re Alone
We all have imperfections. Sometimes one imperfection bothers us more than others. One that seems to keep getting in my way is my inability to stick to a schedule. I don’t mean a rigorous one. I’m not trying to wake up at the same time every day. I usually pop up at 4 AM. I … More Self Development: Increasing Productivity Part 1
Knowing the plot twists ahead of time keeps the writing focused. I can add events that lead up to these plot twists, including clues. … More Writer’s Notebook: Plot Chart
Sure, I received an A in the class. I can’t say I have confidence in my logline abilities. What I think is a good one someone else doesn’t. … More Writer’s Notebook: Loglines
Having a path and an end destination will allow me to move forward when I feel lost. … More Self Development: 5 Year Plan