MuseMedia is a series of short posts, looking for our muse by mixing prose with other media. If this was in the form of a Haiku with an image, it might be called a Haiga. For the moment let’s enjoy the prose of some wonderful authors.
English PEN is the founding centre of PEN International. This association of writers, campaigns for the promotion of free speech and literature around the world. It’s slogan is “The freedom to write, the freedom to read.” In the recent newsletter, the following caught my eye.
The Next Big Thing is an author’s Work In Progress project from SheWrites. When I read Jeri Walker-Bickett’s blog last week, I immediately thought what fantastic questions for any author to ask themselves. So I was thrilled that afternoon, when Jeri emailed, and invited me to participate. A Big Thank You to Jeri.
When I was invited to Pinterest some months ago, I saw no reason to focus on visual content social media. In trying to build an author’s platform I focused my energy on words, with some images in my weekly blog. Then I read a few articles on the impact Pinterest was having and took a second look. It finally clicked for me and a few weeks ago set up my Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/artyyah/. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and felt compelled to write this post.
Every author has their favorite rules or ways of writing. Our work can benefit from learning their process. In the same way it’s accepted painters learn from the masters , writers too can learn from other writers. ( I wrote in more detail about this in the post An Infinite Authors Resource .) The writer doesn’t have to be your favorite, but their work must be relevant.
In many works of fiction, location is so vital to the heart of the book, it’s essentially another ‘character’. This doesn’t apply to all novels, but in others the author creates a location, just like a character, that’s incredibly memorable whether real or imaginary Read more…http://akandrew.com/writing-location-as-character/
Procrastination is the master of endless lists, even for things we supposedly want to do – I don’t have time, my artwork sucks, not enough room, too busy to focus, too tired, too________. You name it. They’re all valid reasons. Work, children, ill-health and a myriad of other things stop us from doing what we …