Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

Writing is Impossible

Check out this quote from a famous novel: “There is no use trying,” said Alice, “I cannot believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible […]

Plagiarism now legal?

It’s incredible: one of the best-selling books in Germany is Axolotl Roadkill, by Helene Hegemann. It’s about a 16-year-old “exploring Berlin’s drug and club scene after the death of her mother.” I haven’t read it, so I can’t vouch for its brilliance. So what, exactly, makes this incredible, and why, exactly, am I writing about […]

Why writers love the snow…

Over the past week, Washington DC has been covered in almost three feet of snow. Of course, this has been accompanied by the usual snow-time grievances: It’s cold! The supermarket has no milk! I can’t go to work! I’m stuck at home and BORED. Well, fellow writers and fellow writer wannabe’s—I say you need to […]

Resurrect your writing projects…

We are now officially one month into 2010 (where did January go?)—the time to resurrect your writing projects. You haven’t forgotten your New Year’s resolutions already, have you? So, if you are in need of a manuscript critique, copy edit, agent/publishing advice, etc, feel free to contact me. For the past 5 years, I have […]