The Spine

Stories have spines. The spine is the bare bones of your story that has a beginning middle and end. It is essentially an uncomplicated outline.

For my current project, I created a spine for the story. It is as raw as all get out. It helped me choose the direction fornthe story. What’s important in the story, and what needs to be improved.

As the spine gets a second pass, I remind myself that the story originally had two characters. I want to return and make sure that they, and the obstacle are front and center.

As always, happy creative endeavors.


Have A Great Day

I try, every day, to wish people to have a good day. This is in a large part, to start my day off with positive vibes. At the very least, like my blog, I want something consistent, and feels good to do so.

That said, I am back to focus on my writing and working on something. I still have more questions that need answers. Hopefully by the end of the day I will have some answers.

It also wouldn’t hurt for me to start writing down what I think happens at the beginning, middle, and end of this story. At least have something on paper that can be rewritten.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

It’s Warm and I am Slow

I am sluggish. Too slow to wake up on point with pep. Don’t get me wrong, I am totally grateful for getting up this morning.

It happens some days. The wind-up will arrive, and arrive soon. Not sure when soon is. And the coffee is not sparking joy. I need something to eat.

I am hoping to get more organized today, and be productive.

Happy creative endeavors.

Rainy Day

For the past couple of days, it has been raining. Now I heard thunder. It always reminds me that the sky has indigestion. This weather has messed with my mood. I feel drained, mopey, and want to go lay down.

Perhaps it is my allergy meds making me feel sluggish. Perhaps the weather and the meds got me slow. I’m a press on, cause I loathe this feleling. I need to go write something.

Happy creative endeavors.

Thursday Goodness

Last night, went to bed writing. I felt that act three needed more content, which is ok. I loved that there was more for me to resolve. Dreamed of act three l, and this morning put my ideas into the revisions. Still got a lot to do.

My only writng regret was that I started gaming first, thinking I will still have time for writing. I should have reversed the order. Write first, gaming second. I did both, but I can modify this action. Gotta keep writing. Such a positive energy to have and discuss.

As always, happy creative endeavors.


Been back on my writing project. I wanted to know why the MC (main character) must confront the antagonist. This is the heart of the story, and the premise, so knowing this beforehand will help me.

I could improvise the reason, but I want to go in knowing, and applying my Masterclass knowldge to this project. There’s an emotional payoff in this event, and I’m determined to develop it.

So I wrote down multiple reasons. Some better than others. One will strike me as authentic sooner or later.

Wrote about the antagonist as well. Learing a lot. This story world is building up pretty well.

Did some research, and have ideas for scenes. All in due time.

As always, happy creative endeacors.

Downsizing Ambitions

Sometimes I think of downsizing my ambitions. Mainly because things feel overwhelming, and there is too much toxic drama going on. When the chaos appears, I don’t seem to get much done. My creativity comes to a screeching halt.

That said, blogging in the morning helps me start my days writing, and I love that. It was a small step, to get me to greatenss and creativity.

So, what I want to do for myself next, is write, and rewrite a short story, and get it published.

As discussed in previous posts, I want to apply what I know now, and see if I can make the necessary improvments to writing on a smaller scale. So, at the very least, one simple project, on a smaller scale to focus on to complete.

Yesterday, my sole goal was to write down the idea, then premise for the short story. This inspired the genre (southern gothic), and then I began asking myself questions like, why must the MC (main character) meet person x. What are the MC’s skills. In the meantime, I wrote out dialogue exchanges.

So story not written yet, as I want answers to my questions to refine my premise. The progress looks promising.

As always, happy creative endeavors.