The Excitement of Finding Things You Already Had: #1

Well, I decided to find new table mats and to replace the ones I’d burned a little years ago with a frying pan maybe twice and hadn’t picked them out specifically, also saw I wanted more color and softness. These handwoven placemats and this vintage napkin holder I found on Etsy arrived yesterday morning and…… Continue reading The Excitement of Finding Things You Already Had: #1

Five Minute Friday: Beautifully Brave

This is my first time participating in Five Minute Friday hosted by The Gypsy Mama.  The rules are to write for five minutes without editing or over-thinking your writing.  It’s like “finger painting with words.”  I wrote this exercise by hand first and then typed it up.***I am brave.  I am cowardly.  Could it be…… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Beautifully Brave

iPod Writing Exercise

 Guidelines taken from The Midnight Train of Thought: 1. Take a Technological Purveyor of Music (such as an iPod) and set it to shuffle.2. As soon as the first song starts playing, start writing. Don’t put too much thought into the process, and don’t bother trying to force the writing to the song — just let…… Continue reading iPod Writing Exercise

Through A Character’s Eyes

*Made some edits to this post on Wednesday, September 21st.*I’m currently reading The Art of Fiction by John Gardner.  The book is divided into two parts, the first one presents theory of fiction, while the second part deals with specific techniques and writing exercises.  I feel like I’ve already learned a lot and I’ve just…… Continue reading Through A Character’s Eyes