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.
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.
Today’s guest, Hugo Esteban Rodriguez, knows about pausing. This is a practice he uses every day not only as a writer but as a human with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.
Going into the month, I knew I wouldn't be posting everyday. That wasn't going to happen. My schedule doesn't work that way, as you well know. So I decided to post twice a week for the month and then see what to do for the rest of the year. That little lesson is one of many that I've learned so far. Yes, even this late in my creative game there are so many lessons and I find that exhilarating.