BEDS Day 11

Another Coffee Corner

What are you favorite coffee shops or tea stores?

For me, I prefer Starbucks just because where I live, that pretty much all there is in ways of coffee shops.

If I ventured closer to the Dallas area, I know I could find some more out of the way places and hidden gems.

What’s you favorote coffee or tea?

My latest is Caribous Pumpkin Love! I bought it from a local grocery store as soon as it hit the shelves.

Where are your favorite coffee shops and what coffees do you like? Let me know down in the comments section below!

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BEDS Day 10

Writing when you don’t feel like it.

We all have those days when we need to write or even want to write but we don’t feel like it.

Do you force yourself to write? If so, do you hate what you’ve written?

I know there are days when I don’t want to write. Some say that you should write every day and I believe in that.

If I don’t feel like writing on my current work in progress, I’ll switch to a new story or I’ll write journal entry for the day.

I even make to do list as well.

I always try to find something to writing related to do.

What about you? What do you do when you don’t feel like writing?

Let me know in the comments section below!

BEDS Day 9 – Writing Roots

What are your roots when it comes to your writing? Where did you start?

For me, I started writing when I was 14. I started by writing fan fiction, horribly bad fan fiction.

I gradually moved into original fiction. That’s not to say that I don’t write fan fiction every now and again.

My roots were fan fiction. I get nostalgic at times and want to go back to my roots.

What were your roots? Do you get nostalgic for the days when you first started?

Let me know your roots down in the comments section below!

BEDS Day 8

What do you do when you don’t feel like writing?

For me, when I don’t feel like writing in one of my stories, I read or watch television with shows/movies in the same genre I am writing to help inspire me.

I also like to browse Pinterest and other similar sites for inspiration as well.

What are you ways of staying creative when you don’t want to write? Let me know down in the comments section below!

BEDS Day 7

Blog Every Day in September – Day 7

Where are some of your favorite places to write?

For me, I have my bed in a corner of my room and I like to put pillows in the corner, slide into the corner myself and write with a view of the room in all directions.

This might sound weird but growing up, my writing was looked down upon because it’s M/M romance and to some, that’s a controversial subject.

So I never liked someone having the ability to sneak up on me.

I do enjoy coffee shops and libraries as well because there are usually other people typing away. They might not be writing but they are clicking away and it’s nice to get into that flow with others around.

Where do you write? Let me know down in the comments section below.

PS On my next day off, I will upload some pics of my favorite spots.

BEDS Day 6

Outlining

What do you do to outline your novel or short story?

Do you create extremely detailed character sheets? Do you cut out pictures from magazines?

One thing I like to do is find blueprint websites for floor plans and such for my characters homes.

Another fun home inspiration tool would be to play The Sims.

For characters faces/appearance, I use Google or Bing images for inspiration.

For my own outlines, I have pantsed mostly up to the this point but this year I am going to be doing character sheets and detailed plot point outlines.

What are you outlining methods? Share your tips and tricks in the comments section below!

BEDS Day 5 – What Do You Hide Behind?

Blog Every Day in September – Day 5 – What Do You Hide Behind?

What do you hide behind to avoid facing your writing? For Michele Weldon, author of Writing to Save Your Life, her method of choice is pillow making.

In the above mentioned book, Michele states, “Pillows were my excuse for not facing myself and igniting my own power. I spent years with eyes closed, sewing up my truth in beautiful bundles that literally insulated and protected me… I explored my reasons for making those pillows and how they kept me busy and distracted from the truth I needed to tell myself, the truth I eventually found the courage to write down.”

Everyone has things that they use to distract from something they don’t want to do, for whatever the reason they don’t want to do it. Everyone’s reasons are most likely different for not wanting to do something.

Why do you hide away from something that you don’t want to do?

Why do you not want to do it?

Or do you want to do something with a passion and find yourself frozen when you set out to do what it is you wish to do?

Are you hiding from something that you really want to do? Why, if you really want to do something, would you hide from it?

Tell me your story down in the comments section below!