One of the best compliments a reader can pay you, the writer, is to say they started flipping pages. True, you want them to read Every. Damn. Word, but if they don’t, it means you have ratcheted the tension up so high they want to know what happens. NOW. Anticipation. If you don’t yet hear… Continue reading Five Things that Slay Reader Anticipation (Don’t Do These!)
Before we get into the show notes for Episode 4, let's talk about upcoming episodes. (And welcome, new readers!) Episode 5 (coming soon) will deal with writer's block. Many of our writing friends have been struck with this malady, and we are going to explore it on our show. If you have questions or comments… Continue reading Show Notes for Episode 4 (Literary Tourism), Sneak Peek at Upcoming Episodes
Today's the day! Head over to iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, or wherever you listen to podcasts to hear not only Episode 1 but Episodes 1-3! We're so excited to share our thoughts on writing with you. Show Notes Episode One: What the Heck is Literary Fiction? Our first show delves right into defining literary fiction. Hear… Continue reading WATT Podcast Launches! (Show notes, episodes 1-3)
Don't let the beach photos fool you. While yes, we did enjoy a weekend away (and I couldn't resist snapping photos to use for Instagram backgrounds -- copyright notice-- ), we are on schedule for our June 3 launch of Writing All the Things, podcast version. And we are so excited! Each week on the… Continue reading YOUR Writing Podcast Drops on June 3!
Hey There, We are pleased to say we are now on Patreon. Some of you have asked how you can support our endeavors. This is how! But it's also a win-win, because it allows us to enter into a relationship with you, the writer, and get to know you better. We can offer (thanks to… Continue reading Check Us Out on Patreon!
Dear Writers, We get it. One of the hardest things to do is to get a sympathetic ear to hear your writing. It's tough to get balanced, honest feedback. Guess what? We're critiquing your first page of creative writing (stories, novels, poetry, creative memoir, whatever) free on our podcast, Writing All the Things. (Coming June… Continue reading Free First Page Critique On Air and Our Podcast Intro Music!
Barry and I have been plotting and planning a podcast for the past couple of years. Last summer we kinda did a test run on the beach, reading articles on literature and talking about them. It was fun, and only confirmed that we wanted to give it a try. Why a podcast? For one thing,… Continue reading Writing All the Things Podcast Debuts June 3, 2019!
At last, at last! It's true, my debut novel is on its way later this year or early next year. My novel is about Victorine Meurent, known, sadly, by history as little more than painter Edouard Manet's favorite model when she actually went to art school and became a celebrated painter in her own right!… Continue reading Drema’s Debut Novel, Victorine, is Coming!
Writing instruction, Writing Something Rotten!: A Lesson in Alliteration Drema DrudgeApril 1, 2019 First of all, welcome, new readers! So glad to have you aboard our writing raft. When is something rotten anything but? When it’s the musical, of course! Barry and I went to see the musical Something Rotten! recently.He bought me the cd… Continue reading Something Rotten: A Lesson in Alliteration
Cupid gave me the best gift. Before I go on, though, let me be clear: this post IS NOT sponsored. My dearest bought me a Rocketbook Everlast for Valentine’s Day. Why, you ask? Because I enjoy making lists and checking things off when I’ve finished them. Sometimes I am in the mood to write a… Continue reading Rocketbook Everlast: A Writer’s Little Helper