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
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!
(Barry's smile makes him look like Paul Stanley of Kiss here. Just sayin'...) Recently, Barry and I went to the beach for the first time this season. (Mentally insert a muppet flail of joy and an image of me digging my toes into the sand.) As two writers (which automatically makes us readers) do, after… Continue reading Beach Reading–But Not Necessarily Beach Reads
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com If you’re a writer or a reader, you’ve likely heard the phrase “literary citizenship.” While it means different things to different people, to us at W.A.T.T. it means participating meaningfully and deeply in the literary life: reading, writing, sharing, suggesting. It means finding new ways to connect people and… Continue reading Committed to Good Literary Citizenship!
Photo by Pok Rie on Pexels.com When it comes to news and most internet content, short sentences are preferred. White space is queen. When you read both today’s writers of literary fiction and authors of yore (did I just write yore?), however, you’ll find they’re not afraid to command your attention for longer swaths of… Continue reading (Sentence) Length Matters