Wednesday, April 16, 2014

You are invited . . .


You are invited . . . 

SCBWI Florida Tampa Bay Area Writers
invite you to join our
May on-line book study of
THE WRITER’S JOURNEY:
MYTHIC STRUCTURE FOR WRITERS
Third Edition
by Christopher Vogler 

Throughout the month of May, I will be posting summaries of sections of Vogler’s book. Each post will be contributed by a different Tampa Bay area writer. We encourage you to buy or check-out a copy of the book, follow along throughout the month, and post your own comments, thoughts, and reflections.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014


Write one word at a time . . .one sentence at a time . . . one paragraph at a time.

—Rob Sanders

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014


And if you don’t succeed . . .
. . . stomp your feet.
. . . cuss a bit.
. . . throw a tantrum.
. . . knock your head against the wall.
. . . try, try again.

—Rob Sanders

Monday, March 31, 2014


What has got ahold of you, what’s stuck in your craw? What can you not stop thinking about, dreaming about, or wondering about? If you don’t write about that thing, who will?
—Rob Sanders

 

Friday, March 28, 2014


In order to color outside the lines, you have to know where the lines are.
—Rob Sanders

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


If you knew then, what you know now, you probably wouldn’t have known enough to do anything about it.
—Rob Sanders

 

Monday, March 24, 2014


The best idea seems to come when I am not thinking about finding the best idea.

—Rob Sanders

Friday, March 21, 2014


Everyone deserves a cheerleader.
Everyone needs a mentor.
But the lucky writer has someone who will say, “Get over yourself and get back to work.”                                                 —Rob Sanders

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Every day I hope that writing fairies are waiting in my office; that writing muses are dancing on the perfect idea; that the writing gods have thunderstruck my writing with their omnipotent power. It never happens.
—Rob Sanders

 

Monday, March 17, 2014


Picture a child holding your book.
Picture a parent reading the book to that child.
Picture the child saying, “Read it again!”
Now go write that book.
—Rob Sanders

 

Friday, March 14, 2014


If an idea won’t let you go, then you’d better not let it go of that idea.
—Rob Sanders