If writing a book (and getting it published) is a video game—think especially of any racing game—there are obstacles, ramps, curves:
I would rather re-do a run, which I knew I could get through, than get frustrated by attempting a more challenging run and failing ... We’re our own harshest critics, right? Supposedly this means that we constantly strive to improve. However, those perfectionists might also be holding ourselves back.
How the hell do I bring myself to get up early in the morning? How do I keep going when my lungs and legs want to give out? What about when I'd rather read all day?
This book-lover, with her G-cup breasts, have started running. Eek. By god, dear reader, I am not an athlete, and this is not a fitness blog, but I have a few ideas about why I, a sedentary writer and reader, am motivated to run.
Romance canon, such as Romeo and Juliet or Beauty and the Beast, are used as inspiration because of the stories' integral depictions of love. They are allegories or "formulas" that our culture has almost unanimously but silently agreed on.
The test takers assessed their own powers of creativity, but their results were also evaluated by an algorithm that determined the vividness of their descriptions. The creative experts, of course, composed significantly more vivid, more detailed imaginings.
Rurik stopped and stared in awe. The runner was glorious, her breath unfurling though she hardly panted. Wavy red hair, as long as her waist, fluttered around her like a tattered cape, glittering with snow. The color was and radiant against the tundra. She was almost on top of him, but hadn’t spotted him yet,… Continue reading Teaser from “Gingerbread and the Fox”
His scent was primal and rich, thick in the back of her throat like molasses. He was her mate.
I accepted the position with Penguin Random House in NYC two weeks ago, but haven't written on it until now. Not for a lack of things to say... For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to work with books.
I struggle to write alone in my apartment. (My attention-piglet of a cat doesn't help.) I know many people who need to shut the rest of the world out to focus, but I write best when I'm around other people. Here are some suggestions for writing "socially":