So, today is a pretty important anniversary. Paper Beats World is officially, today, a year old. Honestly, a year ago I didn’t have any faith in my ability to get this far. Full disclosure, this is not my first blog. When I was a high school kid I started a political blog, like I hadContinue reading “My Goal has Been To Entertain”
What do you do when the ideas don’t come? When you stare at a blank page, and there is nothing inside your heart or your brain to put on it? This is something that every writer must face at least sometimes. What’s worse, for me at least, is when I’m looking at a story, andContinue reading “What to Do When You’re Stuck”
Not long ago I got that Erin Condron planner I’ve been wanting for about a year. I was so excited, snoopy dancing around the house. It holds so much information! It also held my weekly and daily to do lists, moving them out of my bullet journal. Now, to be fair, that leaves a lotContinue reading “The Importance of Keeping a Journal for Writers”
An Open Letter to “I”SIS. Not my work, and I’m not Muslim, but I approve of the message with all my heart.
Ideas are our raw material. They are the start of everything, the spark of life, the very first atom. You get an idea, and then another, then another that might stick the first two together in a wonderful ball of a story. As writers, we are little more than idea polishers. We take, them, stealContinue reading “How Do You Come Up With Your Ideas”