TMM: Words

“Words can create love or hate, tears or smiles, harmony or chaos, war or peace. Choose your words with care.” A.D. Williams

The truth is, words are meager things. I know this, because words are my profession. Words are what my soul is made of. And I know that sometimes words fail to express certain depths of the human soul.

When words fail, tears fall. When words fail, the world’s beauty is no longer enough to make us feel alive. Words can hurt, yes, but the most harm they ever do is when you choke before you utter a single word. Continue reading TMM: Words

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This Is Keeping You From Being a Writer

I’ve been writing for over fourteen years. That’s half of my life. In the last seven years, I have written novels, short stories, scripts, published articles online and offline, so to speak.

I have rarely used to words ” wannabe” or “aspiring.” As a matter of fact, most of my friends know me as “the writer.” Not a writer, not just a writer, but THE writer.

This may seem like a simple thing, but it makes all the difference – if you want others to take your work seriously.

This begs the question:

What do writers do that the rest don’t?

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Showcase: Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens. Considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. His highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, color, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, dramatic artistic style promoted in the Counter-Reformation. Rubens specialized in making altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. Continue reading Showcase: Peter Paul Rubens

TMM: E/Motion

Here’s the thing about art and life and love: we often wait to feel something before we act.

In art, we call this being inspired. You need to feel the story, the character, to know where it’s all headed for. Or you need to have the vision of a painting, the melody, etc.

Truth be told, it’s not like that. Of course, it’s the easiest way, but this is a circle. Like those vicious circles and self-fulfilling prophecies.

What I mean by this is that motion also breeds emotion. Continue reading TMM: E/Motion

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Novel

How do you write a novel? It’s all about taking a few steps…

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? How? When? Well, to paraphrase Ernest Hemingway, writing is not that hard… all you have to do is take a seat at a desk and bleed your soul out through your fingers.

Yeah, I’m just being dramatic right now. Writing a novel is all about that first step. To feel this burning desire to write, and to listen to it, and to never hold back. Writing that novel is not something you will get to one day. It is something you have to do.

Here are some “steps” on how to write a novel. Please keep in mind that we’re all different, and every great writer has their own process. These should be used as a guideline to help develop your own.

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Art, Life, Love

art_life_love“It is good to love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent van Gogh

I see a lot of artists who just want to become artists. They believe novels simply get written, or that somehow they’ll magically get better at this. Many are reluctant to explore new possibilities or try new techniques… but that doesn’t make much sense.

I believe art to be the only reasonable way for us to venture beyond the limitations of our own world, and by doing so we reach the very essence of our humanity. We always feel close to figuring out some elusive answer to life’s most profound questions. Of course, we never do so, and that’s what keeps us going. Continue reading Art, Life, Love