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Displaced

At age 7, I used to lay on the grass lawn of our suburban home, head cradled in my hands, staring at the clouds drifting past.  I was acutely aware of the sounds reaching me and they would begin pulling pieces of me to their sources; the dog behind the house barking, above and to the left a small plane passing by, the swish-swish-jerk of the sprinkler across the street, the passing cars, and in the...

Breaking Writer’s Bl...

A strange story prompt that can really get you outside of a rut, is to write from the point of view of an inanimate object.  Bring it to life.  Anthropomorphize a mailbox, a building, an elevator, or a tourist attraction.  The latter was the prompt that led me to this little story. The HKF By Andrew Ingkavet Hey there!  Welcome aboard.  I got a question for you.  What’s the first thing anyone coming here...

Writing Prompts And Stimul...

There’s a funny paradox about creativity.  It’s more difficult to create if you have all the options in the world available to you.  You know how they always say think outside the box?  Well if you don’t have a box to start with, then you have no focus. When I worked in advertising, there was always a “box,” rules to the creativity.  And we hated it!  We were dragged kicking...

Cinnamon and Sparkles

  “There’s cinnamon in there…sparkles and cinnamon.” M laughed. I rolled over onto the New York Times Sunday edition spread out on the floor.   The sun was streaming in and M was staring at me with a look of wonder. “Your eyes are dusted with cinnamon and sparkles.” “Really?”  I fumbled for my glasses.  I couldn’t see further than a foot without them.  The room was dark compared to the sunlight...

Process of Writing A Novel...

So working on my novel, tentatively titled Akamaea, I’ve come across the idea of a story bible.  This what Orson Scott Card advises in his book Characters & Viewpoint. “Keeping a bible helps make you aware of the decisions you’re making.  The very fact of jotting down your decision makes you think about it again, allows you a chance to do some wondering, some questioning.  Whether you do it right at...

Creating a Fantastical Set...

I’m working at being more open on my process.  As I’ve realized that what I most enjoy reading about my favorite creators, whether they be authors or composers or painters or designers or filmmakers, I love to hear how they arrived at their solutions.  So…gulp…I’m trying to be more open and vulnerable. I have a mess of scenes and dialog and some characters for my novel in...

Turning Oneself Into A Wri...

Or How To Learn Anything Fast Last November, I finished the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo ) challenge successfully with 50,000 words.   I knew it was just a start.  It was a brain dump – a hazy idea of what could later be sculpted and crafted into a novel.   But what next? I was a bit lost.   Yes, I’ve read a lot over the years, but haphazardly.  I didn’t have a great books list.  I knew I...

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