Journal Work in Progress

It Was Always Burning

Is there a word for a revelation that’s been sitting in plain sight the entire time? Other than “Duh!”, I mean. Something German, probably. A strongly curated news feed and a steady stream of dead mall videos have been informing my work in progress. It’s also pulled out some deep memories of my childhood, and […]

Journal Work in Progress Writing

Introducing Your Fictional World

My writing is admittedly formulaic. I want to break free from that. It comes from being a technical writer/trainer in my corporate life, and the nature of my current publishing niche. There’s a lot of cold, clinical explanation. For fiction this turns into dry-as-dust exposition. While I’m working break free from that in the first […]