Saturday, February 2, 2008

Inspiration Excavation

What's Jack up to? It's the weekend so he's happy to have a full house and The DH (his best buddy) around to give him long walks and play endless games of fetch which tire me out way too quickly for his taste. Have a blast Jack.


So it's Superbowl weekend this weekend which pretty much means I'll have four free hours while the DH and DS sit in front of the TV and watch the big game. For some reason I have a football block and just can't get into it. 50 yard, first down, flag in the play. Huh? Although, I have been enjoying all the crazy player/model/actress romance talk in the media lately. And sure, with The Giants going to the Superbowl this year, I'll do my duty as a good wife and a New Yorker and root for the home team, but from a far while watching a Project Runway or Top Chef marathon up in my room.


On top of watching these marathons I'll be doing a little excavating for inspiration this weekend. Having written quite a few manuscripts, I'm at the point where I really want to take my writing to another level and step out of my self-made box. Buh-Bye censor!

A good friend of mine (thanks MG!) sent me a bunch of writing workshops to listen too which I'm really excited about. I'm going to continue with reading Stephen King's On Writing which I'm thoroughly enjoying and get some gentle advice from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird. For further inspiration I'll be checking out some cool clips from Romance Novel TV and getting an inspiration shot in the arm from some of my favorite bestsellers. Here's a couple to inspire you from Jo Beverley, Eileen Dreyer and one from Nora Roberts on getting The Call!


http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid717209145/bclid422873267/bctid1323293055
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid717209145/bclid422873267/bctid1382944764
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid717209145/bclid422873267/bctid1353531312


Best,
Kwana

4 comments:

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Don't forget our own web-site, where there are a ton of videos from our own chapter members!

Kwana said...

Thanks Elizabeth. Yes, we have wonderful chapter videos at RWA/NYC -thanks for the reminder.

rosubird said...

I do both. Sometimes the last chapter turns into the first. The outline sometimes get written in a fit of laziness when I really want to needlepoint and watch a movie and not go through the effort of bringing my characters out of my head to the page. The outline is easy, making them talk and do interesting things is not

Kwana said...

I totally agree, Rosubird. Making characters talk can be so hard.

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