Posts Tagged: Art

Journal Entry – Nov 9, 2015

My novel is moving along.  I am always impressed with people who can actually complete the National Novel Writing Month (or whatever it is called).  50,000 words in 30 days is no small feat.  I don’t think I could do it – and not have it turn out into anything worth reading (or editing).  That… Read more »

Journal Entry – Nov 1, 2015

In writing (or reading), imagine how boring a character would be if they were just angry or only sad.  A purely evil or good character is not only unrealistic, but also quite dull.  Yet, think of how interesting a murderer would be if he/she also always visited his grandmother with flowers.

Journal Entry – Oct 30, 2015

The novel I am working on, fitfully for far too long, keeps changing underneath my very well laid out plans.  This is a good thing, as it seems that the characters are more fleshed out, more real, have stronger personalities that can move about on their own, while I am desperately try to keep up… Read more »

Journal Entry – October 25, 2015

I have been making strong, steady progress on my longer piece of fiction.  It has taken me quite some time to get to this point, a lot of frustration and self-doubt, but the story is finally coming together.

Journal Entry – October 14, 2015

Watching bad B-movies makes me wonder if my own writing is as stilled and one dimensional.  I suppose many authors (aspiring or otherwise) feel this way.  But the goal for me is to create something enveloping, but how does one know if it is so?  If a story is not enveloping, not immersive, if it… Read more »

Journal Entry – Oct 13, 2015

I am making strong progress on my longer piece, will probably be about as long as Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.     I have to be careful about the tone of the story.  I find that when I force it, it comes off as distracting to the moment described.  Yet, I want the story to be fun –… Read more »

Flaws Make Beauty

Flaws make beauty.  Anyone can draw a perfect tree.  It happens to look like a lollipop.  However, with a crack in the bark, a wilted leaf, a hole from a worm, a knot in the wood, the tree takes on character and depth.

Supporting the Artist

In an ideal world, it would be a point of pride to support an artist.   Artists are making something out of nothing, and that “something” is nothing short of magical.  Art can evoke emotions, change minds, inspire, or simply provide comfort.  Yet, there is a trend of thought that “art should be free,” which  is… Read more »