Yes, believe it not, we are on Season 3 of our podcast. This is a big season! Here's a picture of the kind of lamp Drema got for Christmas to replace her identical, worn out one, although hers has a shade on it. And she loves it! Show notes: WATT SEASON 3 EPISODE 1 1.… Continue reading Writing All the Things Season 3, Episode 1
If you heard our most recent podcast episode, you heard Barry and me read our holiday flash fiction stories. Here are the stories if you'd like to take a closer look. Cranberry Sauce in the Time of Keto By Drēma Drudge The formerly white kitchen wall is now dotted with red, the semi set globs… Continue reading Two Flash Fiction Holidays Stories Just for You!
WATT SEASON 2 EPISODE 6 Show notes Listen to it wherever you listen to podcasts, or here: Photo by Any Lane on Pexels.com Welcome to WATT, your biweekly home for all things writing instruction, analysis, inspiration, and writing news and trends. Our show is an irreverent guide to writing literary fiction. I’m Drema Drudge, author… Continue reading 10 Holiday Gifts that are not JUST Books for the Readers and Fellow Writers in your Life!
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!)
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!
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
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com My goal is to work out every day. I enjoy working out, and that’s the problem. Choices. I didn’t decide last night, so this morning (while I was thinking about writing this post — or not) I had to decide: the gym, outdoors, YouTube, Beachbody, video, or free form? Beachbody.… Continue reading Make It Easy On Your Writing Self!