Posts Tagged ‘ Stunt Writing for Personal Growth ’

6,467 words: Stunt Writing day 20

As per my previous post, I'm dispensing with my original plan and working on my novella each day for my stunt. Today, I'm happy to report I've finished chapter 4 of my One Night in Montreal WIP and written a total of 6,467 words! The total word count I'm aiming for is 25,000, so I'm almost to the 1/4 mark. I also added a little progress bar to the side of my blog so I can keep Continue Reading...

My gym routine needs an update: Stunt Writing day 18

I'm about to derail my whole Stunt Writing plan. Why? Because I got the green light from a publisher in the UK who liked the first 5,000 words of the erotic novella I sent them, and I need to finish the book by October 1! This is exciting for a number of reasons, not least of which is that this would be my first traditionally published book. So I made a mock-up cover to Continue Reading...

Why did the writer cross the road? (Stunt Writing day 14)

It's 2 PM and 87 degrees. The Weather Channel claims it "feels like 84!" but I call bullshit. Feels more like 97, if you ask me. Though, thankfully, there's still a slight breeze to wick that sweat on your forehead, if you pause in the shade of some nice, big trees. I'm still cooling off after today's 45-minute (!!!) walk. I'm back, baby. With a vengeance. And this time, it's personal. I Continue Reading...

The Third Man and the power of uncertainty: Stunt Writing day 13

As a fitting finale to my noir class, my husband and I went to see The Third Man in an actual movie theater last night. We'd never been to The Ken before, so we were curious to find out what it looked like on the inside. As for me, I was wondering what a west coast art house theater would be like, having enjoyed my experiences in NYC at theaters like the Angelika and Film Forum. (Incidentally, Continue Reading...

Fleshing out flash fiction: Stunt Writing day 12

Day 12... What happened to day 11? I walked in Costco, while I waited for some prescriptions to be filled. I walked in a grocery store, collecting items for lunch and dinner. I went to the gym and hit the elliptical machine while virtually climbing the Sears Tower (I will always call it the Sears Tower, even now that they've renamed it Willis, but that's another story for another day). Pretty Continue Reading...