25 7 / 2014
"No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can’t put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better."
23 7 / 2014
"Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think."
22 7 / 2014
Anonymous said: Can an antagonist be an illness (such as cancer, etc)?
Definitely! If a character is experiencing an internal or emotional struggle that prevents them from reaching their goals that can be the antagonist.
21 7 / 2014
"Humor is the easiest to achieve; the heart is always the toughest, because you can’t tell people to feel a certain way - they have to discover it for themselves."