This year I am writing a novel. I am starting this post with a question for me and for you. Is there a symbolic image that of you write? My symbolic image is a coffee cup filled with strong black coffee. A white misty vapor is rising from the mug and breaking around a slightly… Continue reading Theatre behind the Eyes
This year I am writing a novel. Way back in the end months of 2020 when I first started really considering this project I was very eager and full of wild expectations. The building blocks for 2021’s writing project where created and put into place. So, I set out writing what I felt certain would… Continue reading The Writing Morphs
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.” – Henry David Thoreau This year I am writing a novel. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” ― Carl Sandburg This writing journey forward has been anything but linear. This is my first attempt at writing a fictional novel and I am truly enjoying… Continue reading As Characters Whisper their Secrets
This year I am writing a novel. The boys often ask me to draw with them. Drawing was something I loved to do but it isn’t something I made a lot of time for over the years. Lately when they have asked me to sit and draw with them I have used it to my… Continue reading What came first, the chicken or the egg?
The smell of a chocolatey rich dark roast fills my nostrils and brings a smile to my face. I take a moment to imagine the hot bitter liquid sliding smoothly over my taste buds leaving them craving the next delicious sip. Now it is time to bring those imaginings in line with reality. If we… Continue reading Happy Coffee Sipping
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean This year I am writing a novel. I set out all those months ago with the idea that I wanted to end with 90 – 120 thousand words. I estimated at 3150 to… Continue reading Assessing the goal
Titles – Do they belong at the beginning of each chapter? This year I am writing a novel. I have not been naming my chapters as I write them beyond the chapter number. Whether to name them or not has been a question that pops into my head each time I start writing the next… Continue reading Entitle
This year I am writing a novel. Those of you who have been following along may know what the image below represents. For, those of you who are new to Brewing Coffee, Twisting Words & Breaking Pencils let me explain. I am one of those people who still likes to write drafts with a pencil… Continue reading Measurement of Movement towards a Destination
This year I am writing a novel. One question that I have asked myself a few times since I started this writing journey is whether I should share as I am writing or wait till it is all finished? From this question I also ask myself, if I share who do I share it with?… Continue reading The Question: To Share or Not to Share?
W • O • R • D • S The words taste good this morning. Each one is digested slowly after rolling them playfully across my tongue. Some words I savour and others are washed down with hot sips of morning java. Today I read for myself, for research and for fun. If we were… Continue reading C • O • F • F • E • E