What is next?

I'm waiting for the next thing to grab me... probably not good. I should reach out and do some grabbing myself. I find it hard to be energetic about something that doesn't take hold of me, though. There must be some way to manufacture that feeling... Or maybe prolific writers are just as numb and …

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What inspires you to write?

A certain feeling, or idea? A shade, or color? A memory, or a dream? Grab every little thing that sparks your imagination, and use it. The bobbing head of a black bird, the way a leaf twists in the chill wind, the boiling shape of a cloud. The twirl of your gut while falling from …

Thought is a luxury we should not take for granted.

Sometimes we all feel like we have no time to relax and think. But imagine for a moment a field worker or a miner or any other manual laborer, living just a couple centuries ago. Such a person probably didn't know how to read, or not how to read for enjoyment. They worked day all …

Red magic?

Wednesday #writingprompt: Red magic #writing #NaNoWriMo — Lucent Dreaming (@lucentdreaming) November 15, 2017   I'm using Lucent Dreaming's writing prompt, because I ran out of ideas today! What is Red Magic? Red is associated with love, and anger... both closely related. Passionate feelings are given the color red. I wonder why that is? It could …

A piece to the puzzle…

Still running my mind through all the stuff I pulled out of the aether when writing this novel I'm now trying to rewrite. It is a very satisfying feeling when I find a way to make the pieces fit. A connection clicks and it's like 'ah, yes, that must be what I was really planning …

Describing a face

How do you do it? I wonder if one can really use words to describe a face accurately. People tend to default to faces they've seen before, or shapes they are familiar with. I am trying something with a character of mine, and have picked a face of a real person to use as my …

Monastery life

I think I could be happy being a monk/scholar/priest, whatever you want to call it. A person who leaves behind 'life' in order to devote themselves to the world of the mind/spirit. If I could spend every waking hour studying, reading, learning, teaching, etc, I think I could give up material possessions and all the …