Grub Street has published my article “Using Music to Enhance Your Writing” at their Grub Daily blog! This piece shares examples of how writers have used music to help with concentration, mood, setting, and character development. It also offers tips on how to practice “music immersion” with your writing, from letting your piece choose the music to tuning out lyrics.
Sorry for the lack of updates to this site recently. I’ve had a lot going on recently: Tending to family matters one week, sick the next week, swamped the week after that… It never ends. And all of this has not been conducive to working on my novel. Continue reading
I finally started working on Chapter 5 of “Light” a couple weeks ago. When I opened up the Word doc and read what was then the first couple paragraphs of that chapter, … well, I didn’t like them very much. *lol* So I started rewriting the beginning of Chapter 5.
Yes, I said “rewrite.” Younger writers consider this a “dirty” word sometimes, but – in all honesty – if you are serious about your writing and want your work to improve to the point that it’s ready for publication consideration, then it’s a necessary evil. Continue reading
Now that my website is almost completed, I think it’s finally time to start giving updates on the book I’m writing, “Light in the Barrenlands” (which I often call “Light” in short). And what’s a good topic to start with? How about… inventing languages? 😮 Continue reading