Phoenix — Paul Willis’ regular posting stopped April 8th after a lengthy struggle with aggressive writer’s block. Paul Willis is a veteran of NaNoWriMo, where he brought his first novel’s first draft to over 50,000 words. He grew up on the planet called earth, the only son of his mother and father. As a child, … More Obituary of the Late Paul Willis
Camp NaNoWriMo is going well, or rather, I’m still alive… My sister, Anna, is a fellow camper and she volunteered to help me create this video; a dramatic portrayal of the camper’s experience. Disclaimer: No authors were harmed in the making of this video (except when I banged my elbow really hard trying to roll … More No Authors Harmed…
I was tagged by Crystal at Crystal’s Adventures for Christ! Now I’m it and you get to hear me be grilled. Thanks for the tag, Crystal! There are rules for the “Blue Sky Tag.” Thank the person who tagged you (done!) Answer their 11 questions (read the following) Tag 11 people Give them 11 questions to … More Blue Sky Tag
Yes, I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo. The project: editing Crossroads through to 70,000 words. I’m calling it a rewrite. This post is late. There are good reasons. I must return to camp. Just watch the video.
1. Kill characters because you find it fun Come on! You’re a writer and you enjoy this. In fact, you offer a comprehensive package: last words, cause of death, mourning, gravedigging, funeral services, and more mourning. You probably even bring the rain. This is your element but its benefits are twofold if you kill beloved characters … More 5 Ways to Frustrate Readers
Crossroads, my current project and first novel-sized work, is in the genre I call Christian dystopian. As I’ve rewritten, reread, and reconsidered it, I have been caused to examine its deepest elements. This has led me to answer the question, why dystopian? For one, the genre is interesting and popular. I wonder, why is it … More Why Dystopian?
Happy birthday to my sister Kate; my blogging friend, writing friend, reading friend, fun friend, and friend. Don’t tell Kate I did this. Named the post something else and then snuck this in here. Haha! Anyway, I wrote a poem. I don’t do it often; only when inspiration strikes. Here goes. The wind screams and shivers, … More Patriot-A Poem