Monthly Archives: August 2012

On Starting a Story

I was originally going to make my first post a “welcome to our blog” post, since that was perhaps the best way for me to get my head around the idea of addressing an audience at all. Then Tamara went and posted before me, so that’s pretty much gone out the window. So, instead of that, I’ll respond to what she said about beginnings: Who has trouble with them and why. Continue reading


It Was A Dark & Stormy Night…

That’s how stories begin, right?

Well, I’m here to tell you that it was not a “dark and stormy night” when this post was created, although it certainly is night outside as I write this, and consequently darker than usual. I was so excited to start this blog that I couldn’t wait to make a post, so I’m staying up a little later to write it!

I’ve noticed a trend in people when they talk about writing: Either the beginning of a piece is the hardest part of the writing, or they are able to start but then lose steam halfway through. I’m the former, while I’ll take a shot out in the dark (rim shot, please) and venture that Nathan is the latter. Continue reading