Posts Tagged ‘Arts’

Writing a Novel – Daily Exercises in Self-Study My apologies. I’ve been neck-deep in work-related projects associated with books for iPad the past couple of days. And I’ve been doing work on what will become my first novel. I hope. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing daily posts on suggested self-study exercises that […]

Writing A Novel – Learning From Mistakes The most powerful lessons we learn in life are from our own mistakes. Sometimes they’re silly mistakes. Sometimes they’re gross miscalculations. Sometimes we gambled too much and lost. Over the past two weeks we’ve been going through a series of daily exercises designed as a self-study, even for […]

Writing A Novel – Mistakes I’ve Made Many successful authors will tell you that writing about characters they have created is in part, writing about themselves. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been doing daily exercises of compiling a stack of 3 x 5 notecards full of lists of various self-study questions and topics. Today […]

Writing A Novel – Characteristics of People I Like An essential part of a good story is being able to add good qualities and flavor into the lives of your characters. You want to create empathy between them and your readers.  Even your antagonist needs to have a soft spot so your readers/viewers can relate to him/her […]

Writing a Novel – What Do I Dislike?  An essential part of a good story is being able to add conflict into the lives of your characters. I’m finding that’s much easier to come up with based on this series of exercises about ME. Now as I have been saying, these exercises could be helpful […]

Writing A Novel: What I Do NOT Want To Be Remembered For Welcome to my series about writing a novel. We are in the beginning stages of a self-study designed to help one whether writing a novel or just interested in identifying ways to learn more about oneself. If you’ve not read the previous posts […]

Writing A Novel: A Self Study Of Me… At the suggestion of Robert McKee from his book, STORY, for more than a month now I have been carrying around stacks of plain, white 3 x 5 notecards and writing nearly everything I can think about on them. That is as it pertains to the process […]

Who Am I? The Self-Discovery Caused From Writing A Novel Somewhere back in time at 208 Fortress Street in base housing of the former Strategic Air Command’s K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I would sit at a kidney bean family heirloom desk with a children’s red type writer and […]

Writing A Novel: A Guide And Record Of How I’m Going To Do It It’s been about a month and a half now since I began an adventure and as yet, I’ve not really told many what I’m doing. As I sit here and type, I even have a hesitation, something akin to having had a […]

Goodbye 2011.  I don’t mind seeing you slip into the mystery of the past.  The year was certainly better than 2010, but it still wasn’t where I want to be on my life journey. There are some cool projects under way and I will be sharing more about them soon. In the meantime, I ask […]




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