As I'm writing my first novel I'm hitting speed bumps I didn't even think about when first deciding I wanted to write, the biggest of these being how on earth do I write conflict?
plot noun the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence. As I journey into the mystical jungle that is novel writing, I thought I'd update you on the process and start some conversations about my methods and decision making! It's been a [...]
Wri·ter’s Block noun the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. It’s been a while, I know. Let’s talk about where I’ve been! Well, aside from the horror that is finals week, I’ve found myself in a bit of a slump. Writer’s block has been chasing [...]
po·et·ry noun literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature (Dictionary.com) I would like to begin with the disclaimer that I am not claiming to be a "professional poet", I simply decided [...]
an·no·ta·tion noun a note of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram the action of annotating a text or diagram. (Dictionary.com) Annotations tell a story. Just from flipping through a used book, you find out a lot about a person: his name is Grant, his professor only assigned four chapters in the book [...]
im·pos·tor syn·drome noun the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's own efforts or skills. (dictionary.com) I'm standing outside of a classroom. I'm an English major, I tell myself, I can handle a writing class, this is what I do. But it's not [...]
For those of you who have no idea who I am, Hi! I'm Halli, and if you're having some trouble sounding my name out in your head, think Halle Berry, or the American Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap. I'm 19, and currently a second year English/Writing Studies major at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). [...]