Elements of Romantic Comedy: Y-not?

Grasping at straws for a meaningful Y word here.┬áBut "Why not?" is a question I ask whenever my story gets stuck. Not IF it gets stuck, but WHEN. Sooner or later every plot bogs down (like the unhappy jeep pictured below), usually in the middle. It's too easy to write yourself into a corner and/or … Continue reading Elements of Romantic Comedy: Y-not?

Got NaNo Writer’s Block? Welcome to the club!

I signed up for NaNo out of desperation. Yes, many of my writing friends were doing it, but for me it was a matter of survival. (I would say it was "write-or-die," but having almost done that this last spring, I kind of can't use the expression anymore.) I have no time, no time for … Continue reading Got NaNo Writer’s Block? Welcome to the club!