Monday, July 18, 2011

Writing tips

I know I'm not a professional writer. I'm far from it.  But I just wanted to share something good that helped me out tonight.  I got bad writer's block.  It got me in about the middle of the chapter.  I quit writing, got up, and took a walk around my campus, where I happen to be basing the story, but fictionalized of course. The walk really helped me figure out where my characters were going and what would happen in the story.  It brought a lot of clarity because there is so much I want to put into the story, but I have to remind myself to hold it back and wait for the right moments in it to give clues and insights.  It's a working progress and I really feel like I'm investigating the murder along with my characters.  It's a great feeling because I'm not quite sure where I'm going with it, because even my own characters are showing me sides of themselves I didn't know about.  That's a good thing right?  Anyway, one more chapter an dthen I start the revisions.  I'm also going to send it to a few fellow writers and such.  Until next time. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chapter 2

 It's been a long night, but I finally got the second chapter to my novel written.  It's turning out better then I expected.  I'm going to write a third and maybe a forth chapter, give some copies to some friends, and let them critique the crap out of it.  Criticism is a big part of any writing project, and I need to hear it despite how harsh it might be.  I'm actualy looking forward to it.  Creepy huh?  But, Chapter 2 is finished.  On to Chapter 3 and 4. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Novel!!!

  Okay. I realize it has been a long time since I've blogged about anything. The last thing I wrote was about a review of the Green Lantern film. Here it is. It was awesome. Could have been way better. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively equal perfect casting choice.  See? Short and sweet.

  On to other news. I have recently started writing a novel. It is the first one I'm actually completing and after I get some feedback and many, many revisions, I hope to have it published.  I'm not giving away any of the plot just yet, but know that it is set on a college campus, in the middle of July, and is a murder/mystery.  Other then that, just wait for updates.

  I am almost done with the first chapter, and am stoked about that! It should be finished by September, hopefully, and then I can spend the rest of the year revising, editing, and tweaking it. I know how the story plays out; it's just a matter of me getting it on paper and to my computer. I've got a billion ideas running through my head about it, so just bear with me these next few weeks and we'll see where it goes.

  I will be getting a lot of inspiration next week when I visit Tybee Island here in Georgia for the last week of July. I'm going for vacation and to actually get some serious writing done. While hanging out with beautiful girls and later my family.

  Details to come soon on everything. Until then, farewell.