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Flashwrite #10: Make Your Own Ecstasy

The most accurate (and inspiring) definition of the word “ecstasy”… ecstasy = ek + stasis = ‘standing outside oneself‘ …snow […]

Flashwrite #9: Who Cares?

The first thing I ask myself when I come up with a new story idea is, “Who cares?” Is this story bigger than I am? Will I be able to tap into something universal, or am I just indulging myself?

Flashwrite #8: Getting Great Ideas

Where do great story ideas come from? Now, this is always going to be a mysterious process to a great extent, because your subconscious mind is doing most of the heavy lifting here. But I think we can boil it down to two factors, and it will help if we focus on these two: curiosity and time. As a writer, you must be a master observer of human nature, and of nature in general. So you must develop an insatiable curiosity about the world around you. It’s absolutely essential.

Flashwrite #7: Mapping the Mind

Notes: Ecosystem notebooks, an alternative to the Moleskine notebooks I recommend in Flashwrite #1. I forgot to mention they’re also […]

Flashwrite #6: Advice for Young Writers

Notes: I had plenty more to say on each of these points, but I thought I’d keep it short and […]

Flashwrite #5: Typing or Longhand?

Notes: My blog post on outlining and “prewriting” includes a screenshot of a “chapter flow” I composed longhand and finessed […]

Flashwrite #4: So Long, Inner Critic

Notes: The three books I hiiiiiiighly recommend are The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, The Power of Now by […]

Flashwrite #3: Time and Space

Notes: I mention the Bram Stoker panel I attended at NY Comic Con on October 13th. (This isn’t the same […]

Flashwrite #2: Loosen Up

Notes: You can see some photos of writers riffing off my picture collection here and here. Links to the pictures […]

Flashwrite #1: Make a Beginning

Surprise! I’m on Youtube! I got tired of telling people how much I want to teach, and decided to make […]

Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.