Focus Fox says: One if my Favorite Stephen Hawking quote is "I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth." Obviously he'd never met a fox.
Thanks Millie for having me as a guest blogger. It was nice to meet a bunch of the nice people you have following you. 🙂
This is a guest blog by Claudia Blood.
I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I have to trick myself into writing.
Yes, I want to be a writer, but writing is HARD. Daydreaming about stories is almost as satisfying as writing them down and far easier. There’s none of that messy grammar or infestation of typos or the pull of everyone’s ideas on the ‘right’ way to write.
Half of you read that sentence and thought ‘your grammar sucks’, the other half thought ‘oh she used the rhetorical device called polysyndeton’, the other half didn’t notice. See? So hard.
But, sigh, I really want to be a writer even with all the rejection, self-doubt, and getting on lists because of my internet searches.
The first trick I tried to make myself write was giving myself a deadline. Yeah, that didn’t work. A year had passed and…
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In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, I decided to share my favorite (and really only) rhetorical device I've written about a leprechaun's home. This is from Book of Secrets set in my Merged world. It's just a line, but it stuck with me because of the Zeugma. A zeugma has the last item is out of … Continue reading Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
Focus Fox says: I heard this Gandhi quote "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." So I drew sets of six circles on my body and filled them with the powerball numbers I play. Still waiting to see it win.
I had fun writing up a guest blog. The post was about what a pantser such as myself does to come up with a story. I'll ask the same question I did on that guest blog post: Tell me about your favorite scene in a book. Or that scene that makes you want to pick … Continue reading Guest Blogging at DD
Focus Fox says: You can read anything, but not everything. So choose your books wisely. loosely paraphrasing David Allen
In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a humorous short story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. (And beyond Bawhahahaha) At this point I have an idea, a character, an archetype, at least thought about the ending twist, reviewed some … Continue reading Short Story: Finding the perfect title
Focus Fox says: We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone. Or we could spend our days reading a great novel and never be alone. paraphrasing Orson Welle
There are stretches of time that just seem harder to deal with than others. Everything takes so much longer or is more mental exhausting that I think it really ought to be. In celebration of having 'one of those weeks', I thought it'd be fun to write out funny ways to tell your week is … Continue reading Top 5 ways to tell that your week sucks
Focus Fox says: When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. So if we all doubt together, we could power the world. Paraphrasing Honore de Balzac