Creative Writing

Backstory: Historical but unauthenticated

This year I am writing a novel and today’s post is a backstory related to one of my characters (unedited). Historical but unauthenticated Cra lived high in the mountains, but unlike the rest of her tribe she found the steep, sloping sides with a mixture of sharp and rounded ridges to be a dull and… Continue reading Backstory: Historical but unauthenticated

Miscellaneous

As Characters Whisper their Secrets

“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

Miscellaneous

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

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?

Miscellaneous

Measurement of Movement towards a Destination

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