In today's episode (mostly) Erica talks about (mostly) every version of the Phantom of the Opera, & its influence on her writing. Also, we swear more than ever. Hasa diga Daveowai! Closing song by Nightcore: https://youtu.be/e5difG-INqY
Not feeling up to writing a "real entry" today because I seem to be coming down with a cold after an awful week at work that had me stressed 24/7. So instead, here's something fun: screenshots from the time I created my characters in the Sims 3 and decided to see what they would do. … Continue reading Front & Center, Sims 3 Style
Today's entry was inspired by the #TweepWriter question for day 14 of October: Which is easier to write, the protagonist or antagonist? Over the course of my entire series, each of the four MCs has POV chapters, if not entire books (TJ and Whisky, in the beginning, when there IS no one else!). As in … Continue reading Who’s Easier to Write?
A couple of weeks ago, I considered myself "done" with Book One. Almost. Faced with conflicting beta reader/CP opinions about the opening of my story, I was in no state to deal with potentially humongous changes. Instead, I finished all the small edits, marked a handful of things "to come back to," including the beginning. … Continue reading Book One – Next Steps!
Triggers and trigger warnings are a huge topic, about which I have mixed feelings. But I'm not here to address the overall topic today; instead, I wanted to talk about one side of the matter that I don't often see mentioned. What if you, the writer, are the one who's triggered by what you're writing? … Continue reading Writers Dealing with Triggering Scenes?
Yes, that's for real! If I wanted to get SUPER technical, it's been going on in my mind longer than that even. In 3rd grade, we were given creative writing prompts every Tuesday, right after the fluoride lady came around. I still have my collection of stories from that year (picture pending), and somewhere towards … Continue reading 24 Years of Front and Center
ETA: this is another pilfered entry from a previous, now defunct author blog I had last year. I meant to post it yesterday, on the actual anniversary of Garfield's assassination, but I ended up going to the ER with my husband AGAIN for this hellacious illness we're both suffering from. Anyway, please enjoy! 2002. Home … Continue reading Thank You For Everything, Charles Guiteau
Okay, so I'd been making good progress on my MS for months, chugging along, writing multiple pages nearly every day. And then, lately, words stopped flowing quite as easily. I'd go to outline upcoming scenes and just end up sitting there staring at the screen. The problem was not the overall story; I've been creating … Continue reading Stuck? Talk to Your Characters
Dear characters: First of all, I am sorry. I'm sorry for what happened 9 years ago today, when your world got turned upside down, just when it seemed like things were going kinda okay for once. This wasn't an event I was planning to have happen-- its occurrence blind sided me too. (damn you, wily … Continue reading A Letter to My Characters
Hi guys, Hope there's beautiful weather out where you are, because Boston is hot and sunny today - about time! I don't have much content on this blog yet, but one crucial element that you may have noticed missing is an excerpt, or summary, or something for you to know what this so-called "Front and … Continue reading An Excuse