Writing Process

Step One – Butt in Chair

OK, the tools are lined up, ready to go. Now what? Do I plot first or just pants the hell out of it? Posts in this category delve into how I make use of all that cool software or the latest hardware toy sitting on my desk.

Playing Catch-Up

Playing Catch-Up

Emotional Overview A quick check-in showing my current emotional state. (Higher numbers mean greater degrees of emotion.)DepressionAnxietyStressYeah, it’s been a few weeks. Again, all I can say is sorry. Each week, I know I need to write something but it always...

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Welcome to Trench

Welcome to Trench

About four or five months ago, a song started showing up in my YouTube Music feed called Level of Concern by Twenty One Pilots. It immediately “grabbed” me and made a pretty deep impression. I immediately started doing some research on the band and the more I read...

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Nurse Rick At Your Service

Nurse Rick At Your Service

(Note: I've done away with the usual graphs for depression, anxiety, and stress in this post - based on the circumstances, I haven't had time to really be depressed and stress and anxiety have understandably been through the roof. They'll be back in the next...

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Architecting My Garden

Architecting My Garden

As I wrote last week, I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching about this story that I’m working on. It’s been a somewhat stressful time since so many things that I thought were nailed down sort of flew out the window after I completed my 5 part history here in...

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Out From the Shadows – Part 5

Out From the Shadows – Part 5

(Note: This is the fifth in a series of blog posts originating in work done for a video class titled, “You Are A Writer - Getting Past the Fear and Moving Forward.” Created by Lauren Sapala, the course is aimed at sensitive intuitive writers suffering from toxic...

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Out From the Shadows – Part 4

Out From the Shadows – Part 4

(Note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts originating in work done for a video class titled, “You Are A Writer - Getting Past the Fear and Moving Forward.” Created by Lauren Sapala, the course is aimed at sensitive intuitive writers suffering from toxic...

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