As writers and artists, we're always looking for ways to express things better, to show our readers and audience how a character is growing, developing, and changing, and recently, through watching The Glass Slipper, I encountered a new means of adding to the "show, don't tell" techniques: dance. The plot is that of Cinderella, with Leslie Caron … Continue reading Dance as a Means of Showing, Not Telling
For the first of my Flashback Friday series, I wanted to reprint a post from May 2014 on copyright and artists' compensation. In our world, we are bombarded with copyright notices, whether through the unavoidable segment of DVDs where we are told that piracy is not a victimless crime, in familiar, tiny images like ©, … Continue reading Flashback Friday – What Makes an Original Work “Yours”?
Meghan Von Bergen had a splendid article today about how long it takes to become a good writer. She writes: "The truth is, becoming a better writer is not something that happens overnight. We expect it to, deluded by a society which offers 10-week fitness plans and pizza on delivery into thinking that the things … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Become a Writer?