Posts

Showing posts from May, 2012

College, Finals, Work, and Dance...

Well folks, this week will be my finals at college.  I've completed a couple of them already, but I still have more to take care of this week.  I've started my new job as well, so I've been pretty busy.  I'm really hoping to be get back to my regular posts about writing very soon, so please bear with me.  
Now I know I've mentioned in previous posts getting ideas and materials for your stories from life.  Well, I've been taking 4 dance classes this semester (Jazz, Ballet, Improv and Latin).  I've attached a YouTube link below to show you some of what I've had to do for my Improv Dance Class final.  The performers are myself and my wife Helen performing our own take on the Bruno Mars "Lazy Day Song".   We had a lot of fun putting this little number together and performing it.  I've also gotten a lot of ideas from the entire experience that I'll be using in my writing down the road.  Please keep this in mind.  If there's something y…

Just A Quick Note...

Sorry for the lack of blog entries recently.  I know I was doing like one a week, but college is keeping me busy right now.  So I'm slowing down for a couple of weeks.  Finals are coming up, along with a couple of dance performances as well.  Plus, I'm starting my new job so please bear with me for a little while and once college is out of the way, I can get back to regular entries.  Until then take care and keep writing everyone.

I Just Won "THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD"

This took me totally by surprise and I'm very flattered and honored.  I hadn't thought my blogging was having such an effect on people.  I want to thank Red and Flame at http://firestone2012.wordpress.com/ for nominating me in the first place.    Now in accordance with the rules of the award I'm supposed to reveal 7 facts about myself so here goes. 1 - Was a foster child at the age of 8 months and adopted at the age of 4 years by the Krummenackers. 2 - I studied and performed magic illusions in my teens and still have a lot of my equipment and skills. 3 - I've been taking dance lessons (mostly in Ballroom and Improvisational Dance) since I turned 41. 4 - I played violin in grade school and a little guitar in high school. 5 - Studied to be a Physical Therapist back in 1982 only to drop out, I was getting too emotionally overwrought over the people I couldn't help. 6 - Went back to college 2 years ago and got my A. S. in Human Services 7 - Met my wife of 23 years at…

Layering....

Today's entry is not going to be very long.  But sometimes we don't need a lot of words to get across what we're saying.  Then again, it depends on what you're trying to convey in a scene.  I've recently had an interesting question come up where a friend told me they could write an action but didn't know how to fill the rest of the scene out.  Details, setting, background, etc. were the areas they had trouble with.  

I knew this problem all to well, I went through it a number of times and I know other writers have as well.  Interestingly enough in my Writing Class we came across an exercise that really helped me and I'm going to share it here with all of you. It's nothing special but it really helped me and I hope it does the same for all of you.

Here goes...

MAIN ACTION:

She walked out onto the porch.

Not a lot there besides the activity.  Now here's the first layer I added to the scene.

She walked barefoot out onto the wooden deck of the porch.


Okay…

Big Day For Me...

I'm really excited, today is my very FIRST guest blog. It's at 10 Day Book Club. The link is below, I hope you all get to check it out.

http://10daybookclub.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/story-ideas-a-walk-through-life/