In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we discuss the what and the why of internality.
In the aftermath of the most recent conversations about the appropriation of marginalized voices in the publishing industry, I explore what white authors might do to avoid problematic or harmful depictions in their work, or to avoid appropriating the stories of others altogether. To do so, I explore my own journey and possible missteps.
Some stories, though technically well written, fall flat. Why is this, and how can we ensure the sense of purpose those tales might lack winds up in our own work? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Whether during the writing process, revisions, or querying, uncertainty harangues writers throughout every stage of the creative cycle. So how can we address that uncertainty? We explore one method for doing so during this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Every word on the page is a promise, particularly the first words and images we choose to present to readers. In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we explore why this is the case and how we can use it to our advantage as writers.
https://youtu.be/qxVuRqRYPo4 Good morning, writerfolk! What's the difference between an event and a short story? We explore the very basics in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Formatting: learn it, live it, and love it--especially when putting your work on submission.
And knowing your audience? This is important when submitting, too! Whether your audience is a contest judge or an agent, understanding what they're looking for is critically important if you're to increase your chances of success.
https://youtu.be/hlEiJxHhYwI Is writing more than writing? Yes, but also no, but mostly yes. There's so much we can learn about writing by reading or through conversation with others, and we explore this and more in today's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
https://youtu.be/4dkcpoczt34 The learning never stops. That's what we'll be celebrating in this new series of daily meditations, explorations, and affirmations on, into, and of the ongoing process of becoming our best writerly selves. Remember to like and subscribe, and thanks for joining me for this exciting new venture!
Sorry, jugglers. I really blew it. Or maybe I didn't? You'll have to let me know. In this episode, I borrow deeply from my perceptions of juggler lore to explore when, exactly, we should attempt to juggle "all the things," as well as how we can reach our decision about adding another ball to our juggling routine. Assuming, you know, it's called a routine. Sorry again, jugglerfolk. Topics discussed include: sassiness revisited, meeting in the middle, the metaphor machine, hot takes, when and how we decide to one-up our jugglerdom