Books, Creative Writing, Novels, Writing, Writing Excercises

NaNoWriMo 2015

It’s November, a.k.a., National Novel Writing Month.  I’m going to be busy with doing my own version of this. I’m not writing a novel. I’m clearing out all the little short story ideas that I haven’t worked out.  Hopefully it gets me close to the 50,000 word target.  This will probably be my longest blog for the month, but I’ll try to post some quick ones throughout the process. For anyone else trying this, here’s a few tips.  Stay Focused and Write On!

Authors, Creative Writing, Fiction, Quotes, Writing

Whatever Wednesday 7

Sound the alarms! It’s Whatever Wednesday! Today we have a short interview with Neil Gaiman. One of my favorite writers.  Check it out, it’s sure to make you chuckle. Stay Focused and Write On!

Creative Writing, Poems, Poetry, Spoken Word, Writing

Cut up 7

  Another week is in the books. I’m working on getting a few lines of poetry together to submit to a very cool project here in Indiana.  It’s called the Project 411 and I love the concept. Check it out here if you want to learn more.

And now, for your reading enjoyment, here’s another cut up I found on the corner of a newspaper clipping. Stay Focused and Write On!
Lack of finesse can be very bothersome at times

And many fail solely because this situation is annoying.

However, they are sure to succeed,

with meticulous manipulation of words.

Creative Writing, Poems, Poetry, Spoken Word, Writing, Writing Excercises

Cut Up 5

It’s been a busy couple of months here lately. I keep setting aside time to write, usually on my days off and then I wind up crashing out on the couch. Sleep 12 Writing 1.    

   Here’s a quick cut up poem I dug out of the heap of forgotten poems in an attempt to breathe new life into it. Stay Focused and Write On!

So far it appears that,                       What they were supposed to do Started following in the footsteps of Collapsing under the opposition.

Creative Writing, Poems, Poetry, Spoken Word, Writing

Cut Up 4

   I’m having a love/hate relationship with my writing right now. Just lacking motivation. It’s not like I don’t have a billion ideas, it’s more like a billion things to get accomplished. So here’s a gem I found from several years ago. I didn’t even remember this one.  Stay Focused and Write On!

Thoughts wander,

souls roam,

The days roll by like thunder,

as dreams fly before the storm.

Creative Writing, Magazine, Poems, Poetry, Spoken Word, Writing

Pen It! Magazine

   Well, I’ve been super busy the past few weeks. Translation, I haven’t done nearly as much writing as I’d like. Although, I did get to see Peter Frampton and Joan Jett in concert. Not at the same time. Bet that would be one hell of a show.

   Several weeks ago I mentioned getting a poem published in a local literary magazine. The issue is now out. The magazine is called Pen It! magazine and it’s pretty good.  If you want to see what folks in Indiana are writing about or find new authors to follow, I’d suggest heading over to the site.  Subscription prices are reasonable and the issues are packed with all sorts of goodies.

   You may also want to check out the editor, Debi Stanton’s, cooking blog if you’re into the culinary arts.

   There’s nothing quite like seeing your name in print. Here’s to one more success in what I hope will be many more to come. Stay Focused and Write On!