Writing can go through seasons—some seasons are hot and fast, filled with fireworks, while others are cold and sluggish, like a Sunday morning in December. After one of those cold, unproductive seasons, getting back to our computers to do some fiction writing can feel like a sun-kissed reward for having survived all those lost gloves […]
Have you ever really thought about how music can affect your creativity, the stories you tell, or even the characters in your stories? I write about connections between writing and music this week on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog: “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks.” I’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks!
As I write this, it’s a balmy 2 degrees Fahrenheit here on the eastern plains of Colorado. (That’s –17 Celsius, for those of us who can’t do the conversion in our heads.) As someone whose fingers turn to ice when it dips below 72, I’m not in what I’d call my “happy place” right now. […]
If you have a writer’s blog (or any blog, really), do you struggle with finding the perfect photo or picture to illustrate your ideas? I often do. So I’ve put together some tips I’ve used to find and credit the perfect photo for a blog, and I’ve posted them on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s […]
Some life changes drift past you so slowly, you don’t recognize them as they’re happening. It may take years before you can look back and say, “Oh, that’s where things started to change for me.” Other life changes stand up, grab you by the shoulders, and give you a shake. “Here. Now. This,” they say, […]
If you’re setting your goals and intentions for the coming year, are you focusing on goals revolving around wordcount or number of submissions? If so, it’s not too late to think about your writing life from another perspective. What do you need this year to grow yourself as a writer? Do you need to sharpen […]