Miranda Kenneally

Mexican Food Cures Writer's Block

Archive for October, 2010

Birth of a Book

WARNING: This post is not for the faint of heart (cliché!).

A first draft is a GREAT achievement. After you’ve finished, you definitely deserve a pitcher of margaritas or a giant ice cream cake or tickets to an NFL game or whatever makes you super happy.

But it’s definitely not the end. It’s only the beginning (cliché! Yes – you must get rid of these as you re-draft over and over again.)

Read more…

Post to Twitter

posted by Miranda Kenneally in Uncategorized and have Comments (10)

The Importance of Being Ridiculous

I apologize in advance for this EPIC of a blog post.

A while back, I was told my writing “read too young.”

I tried to brush it off, but I couldn’t figure it out. I often have scenes featuring “adult” topics: death, sex, drinking, college, etc. But then I have scenes where my characters roll around on the floor and laugh together, talking about what kinds of tattoos they want to get. In the book I’m writing now, my main characters go swing on a playground and splash around in a fountain, and another character (who’s 19) plays with action figures in his tree house. So yeah, I guess the stuff I write can be very silly.

Read more…

Post to Twitter

posted by Miranda Kenneally in Uncategorized and have Comments (16)