Jun 28, 2010

My Excuse Monday

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, June 28, 2010 0 comments
Poking fun at the but in all of us...




Printed with permission of Sam Morrison.

Jun 21, 2010

My Excuse Monday

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, June 21, 2010 0 comments
Poking fun at the but  in all of us...
 Printed with permission of Sam Morrison.

Jun 17, 2010

When life gets busy...

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, June 17, 2010 4 comments

Jun 14, 2010

My Excuse Monday

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, June 14, 2010 0 comments
Poking fun at the but in all of us...  
 Printed with permission of Sam Morrison.

Jun 10, 2010

Where do your ideas come from?

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, June 10, 2010 0 comments
‘Let’s agree on something right from the start: The ideas you seek, the ones that you’ll use to write beautiful work, are already inside you. They are in your memory and your subconscious.’

Mike Heffron p. 17 The Writer’s Idea Workshop, Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio

A friend wrote on her blog last week how the words of a Hunters and Collectors song inspired her, and it got me thinking, what inspires me? It's true song lyrics trigger ideas - probably as so many are based on relationships, but not every plot I have comes from a lyric.

I flipped through my ideas book and discovered most of my ideas come from snippets of things I've read. A letter to the editor, a job advertisement or an article on the internet.

One or two ideas have come from a comment I've overheard, or a situation I've seen.

But all of them use my personal experiences in some way - whether it's something recent or a childhood memory, something I've learnt or actually done, an emotion I've felt once or many times - and those experiences are the backbone of my plots.

Where do your ideas come from?

Jun 7, 2010

My Excuse Monday

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, June 07, 2010 0 comments
Poking fun at the but in all of us...
Printed with permission of Sam Morrison

Jun 3, 2010

50k in 30days Starts

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, June 03, 2010 1 comments
Yes, it's that time of year again. 50k in 30days is run every June by RWA. Along the lines of Nanowrimo, we pledge a goal for the month and then write our socks off to meet it. There is plenty of support and sprints are run regularly (I lurv the sprints *grin* - and have blogged about them previously).

This year I'm going for broke and am aiming high. I don't think I'll get there (life invariably gets in the way) but I firmly believe the higher I aim the better the outcome. Besides, even if I don't reach my goal I will have a lot more words come the end of  June then I would have otherwise.

I'll be updating my word counter regularly throughout the month - nothing like keeping it in the public eye to feed my motivation *grin*.  Wish me luck!!
 

AJ Blythe's Cozies Copyright © 2010 Designed by Ipietoon Blogger Template Sponsored by Online Shop Vector by Artshare