Writers Horoscope for November 11: A difficult decision awaits.

gratisography bunny mascot on pier losing a character

Yes, it’s time…

One of your favorite characters has to meet his demise.

You’ve written yourself [your character, actually] into a corner.

Buck up, put on your ‘audacious author’ pants, and lead him off the pier.

So to speak.

To coin a phrase.

As it were.

Need a little help with this challenging next step?

 

 

Writers Horoscope for November 10: You’re overthinking things.

gratisography post it note hysteria

There is prewriting. That’s good.

And then there’s prewriting hysteria. Not so good.

Create a basic framework as a starting point and let inspiration and imagination fill in the blanks.

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Contradiction alert!

However, if you’ve signed onto a previously promoted two-month ‘finish this!’ program, well, just ignore the first draft suggestion above.

Hey, it’s the writing life! No one said it would make sense.

 

 

 

Writers Horoscope for November 8: Your writing = selfishness.

voice of resistance edited

The voice is back.

Today’s message: “Forget this aimless pastime. Spend time with family, friends, pets, yard work…fill in the blank. Something constructive, something that leaves a mark.”

[Notice I didn’t mention the dirty dishes.]

Hang in there. Today’s haunting is just another version of resistance, another creeping doubt meant to undermine your creative work.

Suggestion: write a quick note to ‘the voice’.

Other than this brief authorial detour, make it clear it won’t deter you. [Nice that you’re engaging in the very activity the voice wants to inhibit, by the way.]

Use a large font size. Print it out. Post it above the computer.

Some folks even name the voice and put a face to it. Sounds like a hint at the next entry…