Suicide Isn’t Painless

2016 is drawing to a close, and this is the final Scriptors post of the year. I thought it would be a good time for one of those “Best Of the Year” lists. But then I thought it would be a better time for something more important. So instead of giving you a fluffy...

The Quest to Find Your Motivators

Last week, Brooke Johnson posted about Navigating the Swamp – how each novel is an adventure to write with its own pitfalls and hardships. As writers, we need to find our motivators to help us stay on this path. Whenever we hit a wall and the novel feels lost,...
Navigating the Swamp

Navigating the Swamp

[Author’s note: I am currently suffering from an annoying, stuffy cold as I write this, so if it doesn’t make sense, blame the weather.] I always seem to forget how much work it takes to write a novel. The first part is always easy… brainstorming characters, building...

Back to School

  While I have been a lifelong passionate reader, I didn’t much like English classes (or as they are called now, Language Arts) when I was in school. Sure, I would rather have been reading science fiction or fantasy novels than Dickens or Hawthorne or...