Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Pantsing and Beating?

Help for Pantsers!

Are you a frustrated "pantser" - writing by the seat of your pants and getting stuck, not finishing? Then, get your Beats on...


#MonicaLeonelle #ProseOnFire #WriteBetterFaster



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Writing Advice from "Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More"



How to Write: A Year in Advice from Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More




Photo from The Atlantic


WORTH SAVING

I've been saving the link to this article since December, because I wanted to be sure to share it with you (in case you missed it). I've been eager to get back to the blog, and what better way to do it than with a bang.

Joe Fassler of The Atlantic has provided a wonderful service to writers by gaining access to a magnificent gaggle of fine authors. Through his interviews with these generous folks, he collected their invaluable advice in the following article. Like I said, it's worth saving.

Of his collection of interviews, Joe Fassler says:

"Taken together, these conversations were like attending an MFA program—I learned that much. Here are the best short pieces of writing advice I heard from writers in 2013, a whole year’s worth of wisdom."

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/12/how-to-write-a-year-in-advice-from-franzen-king-hosseini-and-more/282445/

Enjoy!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel


Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Haunted Mansion Project Interview

Angel and Fran Survive the Skeery


WE SURVIVED

Have a peek at my interview with the marvelous and talented, Loren Rhoads.

We survived The Haunted Mansion Retreat together, along with a bunch of other intrepid writers and artists. Loren digs deep and makes me share the skeery.

Visit Morbid Is As Morbid Does for the Interview:



Enjoy!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel



Friday, May 31, 2013

TREASURES To Come!

My dear friend (and brother from another mother), Bourn Archer, is doing something spectacular. He is creating TREASURES!

When the corporate world decided to eat up all the small businesses where his restaurant has been for over a decade, he decided it was an opportunity. Bourn took a sharp turn on the highway of life to follow his passion--Music!

Not only is he the lead singer for the great band, Locomotive Breath, he is opening a concert and rehearsal venue so he can be immersed in his passion while serving the incredible music and art community of Santa Cruz.

His new venue is called TREASURES!

This space is incredible! Bourn, Rhan Wilson, and Rick Zeek are hard at work renovating the space. The estimated unveiling of Treasures is sometime in August 2013.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

They're Baaaack...The Cyberman!

BBC America - Neil Gaiman's Cyberman
















They're Back

Squeee...!

From I09:

"This Saturday, renowned author Neil Gaiman returns to Doctor Who, with a brand new mission: make the Cyberman actually terrifying again. "
How Neil Gaiman did away with the "clanky clanky steampunk" Cybermen

This Saturday, renowned author "Neil Gaiman returns to Doctor Who, with a brand new mission: make the Cyberman actually terrifying again. We talked to Gaiman, along with some other reporters, and he explained how he became the new Cyber-controller.

"Spoilers ahead --http://bit.ly/ZSdD5x"


I'll be watching...and squeeee-ing the whole time!

Wicked Yours,
Fran Friel

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