Follow Your Dreams, pt. 2

So last week we looked at Ninja Brian, the YouTube comedy rock dude who has a PhD in theoretical physics and would rather play the piano along to dick jokes than teach. (Go Brian!) But I also promised that this week we'd look at Dan Avidan/Danny Sexbang, the other half of the band. Now, I … Continue reading Follow Your Dreams, pt. 2

Follow Your Dreams Pt. 1

(Author's note: I've just come to the realization that today is actually Dan Avidan's birthday - someone who I'm going to mention throughout the course of this post, and then address again next week.  So happy birthday to you, Dan! Thank you for the inspiration, the laughs, and the sweet sweet NSP dreams. Best wishes … Continue reading Follow Your Dreams Pt. 1

NaNoWriMo Week 2: Never Give Up!

This is a great sentiment for Week 2 of NaNoWriMo, but honestly...we all know why I wanted to write this. Capt. Taggart has the right idea. Notoriously, Week 2 is the hardest week of NaNoWriMo. All your great ideas from Week 1 are gone, you hate your novel, you're positive that every word you've written … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 2: Never Give Up!

Inspiration Wednesday: Ugh, Do I Have To?

I'm not going to beat around the bush. I don't have any inspiration this week. My work is tiring, my exercise is lacking, my diet is suffering from over-eating, and I'm just exhausted. It was hard to get back into the habit of writing these blogs for this week. I didn't put up my weight … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesday: Ugh, Do I Have To?

Inspiration Wednesday: Drinks All Around!

Kudos if anyone gets the quote in the title before I explain it. ...I'll give you a moment to think. Hit the "read more" after you've given up. I make absolutely no excuses about being obsessed with characters and their development. Even more so, I am fascinated with relationships and how characters get them into … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesday: Drinks All Around!

Inspiration Wednesday: What to Wear, What to Wear…

I've done a lot of talking about how to personally inspire ourselves, and who knows, maybe I'll come back to that. But right now, I'd like to bring it back to what we're actually all here to do: write. (I know, gasp! What?! Writing?! Who gave me the authority?!?) And I know I'm a little … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesday: What to Wear, What to Wear…

Inspiration Wednesdays: Mountains, Gandalf!

(No copyright infringement intended by the title of my blog. 😉 We can all keep a secret, yeah?) I've talked about getting away from your work area in the metaphorical sense, by reading authors we love. I've talked about getting away more literally in the short term, by taking dance breaks and getting exercise. But … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesdays: Mountains, Gandalf!

Inspiration Wednesdays – …Wait, What?

Yeah, I'm not talking about a topic that anyone is going to expect with this post. But there's one thing that we can all take from one particular piece of the writing process to make us stronger and better and the best writer we can be. And it's often the one piece of the process … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesdays – …Wait, What?

Inspiration Wednesday – Those Who Go Before

This is a bit of a solemn topic, and it's less direct inspiration and something a little less tangible. I've talked about using other writers as inspiration, and books we love, but as I've pushed to make clear, I believe that inspiration for writing doesn't have to come only from books. I believe a good … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesday – Those Who Go Before