"In writing, you must kill all your darlings." ~ William Faulkner Ok, so Faulkner wasn't the only one to have said this. In so many wordings, several writers over the centuries have expressed this piece of dreaded advice. Why do we view it as "dreaded advice"? Because we know it is true and must be … Continue reading Killing the Darlings: Editing Dilemmas
Creating a space in which to write is crucial for us all, but it looks different for everyone. Whether you enjoy a truly solitary space without distractions or flourish within the chaos of busy bodies around you, creating a space that will inspire and feed your creativity is the key here. So, how do you … Continue reading Fortress of Solitude: The Writer’s Sanctuary
trope /trōp/ noun trope; plural noun: tropes a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression. a significant or recurrent theme; a motif. As writers we often try to shy away from things that may be seen as trope or even as cliches. They feel predictable and commonplace and as creatives we aim to … Continue reading Tropes: They aren’t bad!
Long-haul flights are easy to manage for some. They get to their seat, put in some earbuds and are snoring away while engines kick into motion, snoozing before take-off is even complete. Others find sleeping on a flight difficult. The coughing passengers, crying babies and the anticipation of arriving at your destination can make it … Continue reading Surviving a Sleepless Flight
Oftentimes as writers we dread the thought of writer's block. The mere mention of the word can cause an uneasy sense of dread growing at the base of our spines, with heart racing and clammy hands. The thought of sitting down to write and having our minds go blank is like attempting to chat with … Continue reading Writer’s Block: A Death Sentence?
As unique as a fingerprint or as common as the air we breathe? It is true that every writer must find their own unique voice as well as develop their own style. How exactly does one do that? How do you know when you find your style or your voice? There are a lot of … Continue reading The Way We Write: Emylee
"Write drunk, edit sober." ~ Earnest Hemingway (or so they say) Run an online search for writing tips and the results are filled with links to articles and blogs telling you "How to be a writer", "Perfect Writing Process" or "The right way to write". Which leads to the question, is there really a right process? … Continue reading Write This Way: Is there a right process?
Hello all you Voyagers! Our apologies for the unexpected and sudden hiatus! A lot of changes happened at once for us. So, a quick update on where we are and where we are heading. Katie is settled in Boston and working away with the Sports & Shoulder Center as well as devoting time to exploring … Continue reading We’re back!
For those of us who are compelled to write, it may seem that sitting down at our computer to hash out a few thousand words a day is an easy feat. However, anyone who feels the draw of the page can tell you, myself included, that no matter how beautifully you string together words, there … Continue reading Vagabond Authors: Finding time to write!
Happy January 2nd, 2018! Wow, 2017 flew by. We hope that all of you had a safe and wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. After ringing in the new year, we are settling in for some new adventures and anticipating the lessons which will undoubtedly be learned this year as we venture out … Continue reading Happy New Year: What’s ahead for 2018?