In addition to the work a writer does with setting, grit can help create the world of Noir. So for today's Noir Week post, I'm writing about grit -- the descriptions and the dialogue that give the story its heartbeat.
Dear Reader, Welcome to Noir Week! I'm so excited to do a week of introspection on one of my favorite genres to read and to write. For this week, I'll write a post each day on an aspect of noir writing. All of this leads up to my online noir writing class through WriteSpace in … Continue reading Noir Week: Starting off with the sidekicks
The femme/homme fatale, the detective, the side kick, the villain. Sprinkle in dark, moody atmosphere, a crime, the snarky voice of a lead character--and you have the ingredients of a stellar noir story.
Dear Reader, Today is the first day of 2020. Welcome to the new year and the new decade! Just like in past years, I work at the end of the previous year to discover what I want to work on for the next year. I use a guiding word for the incoming new year to … Continue reading My 2020 word of the year is…
What will your 2020 look like? Instead of working on resolutions, work on a guiding word or words that can help focus your year. Here's my process!
I love these end of year lists because I get to discover things I missed through the year. This is amplified by end of decade because for SURE I've missed something in the past 10 years.
Risk happens in big and small decisions. Big and small risks. The size doesn't matter but the sentiment behind it is what is life defining.
Dear Reader, I've thought about what I'd write in this blog post for several days. I was hesitant to write it. I didn't want to come off as insincere and trendy. Heaven forbid that a blogger and podcaster do something trendy! I didn't want to be #thankful or #grateful. But I am. All those hashtags. … Continue reading What I am truly thankful for. You'd be surprised.
For the past week, I have been feeling ennui. That's a fancy word that here means blah. Just blah. I couldn't shake off this feeling of listlessness.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1HO2C6vEeBxzs1L5hLThLN Dear Reader, This week's podcast we explored the word "retrograde". The inspiration came from the skies and a long-standing fear of a season of time. For those who believe that the way the stars and the heavens move impacts what happens on Earth, we are in Mercury Retrograde. For those who know of it, … Continue reading Growing backwards