Fostering Creativity – Part 2

Listen. That’s a declarative, not an imperative sentence. At some point when I reached, ehem, maturity, I made a conscious decision to become a good listener. I’m not that much of a talker to begin with (well, maybe after a few glasses of wine…) and some people can certainly rattle on and on which canContinue reading “Fostering Creativity – Part 2”

The Storm

The Storm by R. Saint Claire Sheets of ocean pierced by Titans Channeled on Leviathan’s back, Swells and lolls, crests and heightens, Mounting Sky’s sulphuric crack. In black, the mad widow divining From the shore, among the wrack, A golden sphere from her hand is shining, Sparkling remnants of the heart she gave. Tonight–at lastContinue reading “The Storm”

The Zen of Focus

…and hanging out with James Patterson Okay, I’m not really hanging out with James Patterson, but after re-watching his Masterclass series, I feel like I am.  Of his seventy-plus bestsellers, I’ve only read one. It didn’t exactly make me rush to my library or bookstore to devour the rest of the series the way my introductionContinue reading “The Zen of Focus”

The Dreaded Line Edit

I have been over my first (yet unpublished) novel Unmasked many, many, many times. This is after completing the screenplay, first and second drafting of the novelized version, proofreading on screen and on paper, then shoving it in a drawer for a few weeks while I Nanowrimo’d. After all that, I was ready to revisitContinue reading “The Dreaded Line Edit”

A Christmas Poem

The holidays evoke ambivalent emotions for many people. I tried to capture some of that in this poem I wrote for a Christmas poetry challenge. There’s more baring of my soul on my poetry page . Blue Christmas Mall’s Mélange of Yule yodeling tunes, Thick with fossilized marzipan. Deflated Santa, dead balloons, Fruitcake in the mousetrap,Continue reading “A Christmas Poem”

My First Nanowrimo

I won Nanowrimo and all I  got was this free book cover… But seriously, I love my free book cover from bzebra. It definitely captures the essence of my story, and having it on my desktop is giving me some motivation to take it beyond the first draft. As a first-timer, I enjoyed the experience andContinue reading “My First Nanowrimo”