When I was eleven years old, still flat-chested and shaggy-haired, I wrote my father a note explaining in painstaking detail the hurt I felt over some favoritism he’d shown my younger sister. The specific incident is lost to memory, but I remember writing and rewriting that note several times until […]
I don’t know about you, but I’m not always very calm these days. Yesterday, I put in a frantic call to my financial planner. Last week, I ordered 24 bars of chocolate. This morning, the mere thought of cleaning my office made me want to crack open a bottle […]
Let’s say it’s Thursday morning and you have some type of creative project due Monday. You’ve postponed the project for weeks because the right ideas weren’t forthcoming. But now, the deadline is looming, you feel as if you’ve been living on diet pills and black coffee, and you’re trying to […]
When you write your story, you are deliberating choosing to become the story’s main character, the hero, the person whose thoughts and feelings need to be tracked beat by beat. This means you need to consciously develop yourself into a character the reader can relate to you.
This isn’t as easy […]