Not Perfect!

That last poem was not perfect and it’s bothering me. I usually write the poems just to continue writing. I need practice and also I love seeing your views and likes and follows. Ugh, but that wasn’t perfect enough. It’s a unique concept, but the poem seems unfinished. I would love some advice. I know … More Not Perfect!

The Self-Esteem Dilemma

I, along with the majority of people I’ve met, struggle with some insecurity. For some it’s just a bother. For others it’s crippling. They become so conscious of the way they look, talk, and/or move that they close themselves in their room. Then, the insecurities fester. When next this person interacts with others, they act as if … More The Self-Esteem Dilemma

Chekhov’s Gun

Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first act that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third act it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there. —Anton Chekhov Minimalism and set-up. When you think about … More Chekhov’s Gun

Dots

I stumbled across a short film called “Kropki” (Polish for dots). The film points out how mechanical we are. We do what we need to do and never ask more. We never question why this happens and that happens, who that person over there is, what that person thinks, why they dress the way they … More Dots

Writing a Heroine

One of the main complaints about literature, especially fantasy, is that the hero is generally always a male. If I look back at some of the books I read, especially as a child, this complaint holds up. Percy Jackson. Harry Potter. Eragon. Frodo Baggins. Kvothe. Okay, so there was Katniss Everdeen, but otherwise…not many girls. I … More Writing a Heroine