Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. Gautam Buddha
But nowadays, I’ve begun to indulge in a new activity: writing memories for my characters. Using exercise from the book “Old Friend From Far Away” by Natalie Goldberg, which is all about writing memoirs, I pretend I’m a character, and then write down his/her memories—sense impressions of an event or a particular moment. Writing character memories helps in two ways: getting into the skin of the character, and also generating new material for my WIP.
One of the biggest gifts I’ve received from the A to Z Challenge and my resultant collection A to Z Stories of Life and Death has been the kind and gracious author-friends I got to meet in the process. Marian Allen was one of the first to suggest I put together A to Z stories, and for that I would be forever grateful.
I’m guest posting at Marian Allen’s blog today, so come check me out there. It is another piece of flash fiction, a mystery thriller about a man, his knife, his art and the people out to catch him—an excerpt from my WIP.
Reading is such a big part of any writer’s life…today, from my Kindle-d and Kindle-published self, I look back on the reader who knew nothing about e-books and wrote poems about the nostalgia of books.
I read all kinds of books, from literary to fantasy and horror to romance, and am always curious about the authors who write in each of these genres. Today, I present you an interview with Paula Martin, an established Romance writer.
So without further ado, I present the 10 worst movies ever, imho, but instead of writing about them, I’ll use as many of their titles in a piece of flash fiction (that would hopefully make more sense than the movies it was inspired by,