P. D. Wright

Wrighting Blog

Writing a Description of Your Main Character in First Person

| October 6, 2011

Well, I suppose I should start with it’s been a long, long while.  I honestly have been thinking about blogging for several months now, but I didn’t know what to say.  Then an innocent question posted on my writer’s group forum spurred this monstrous reply and I thought, “Well, I guess I can make my [...]

Back to School Blogfest!

| September 15, 2010

Well, when I signed up to join Roh Morgon’s Back to School Blogfest, I expected to have more time to write and edit my submission…  but my boyfriend came to town and then I got sick and life is what it is, so it’s not as perfect as I would have liked, but it’s a [...]

End of Summer and Back to Blogging

| August 27, 2010

Well, it’s been a long hiatus, which I feel a little justified in since I don’t have a  following (and no, mom, you don’t count).  Interesting things have been happening in my life this summer, though.  To share a little: I went to a writing workshop hosted by THE Orson Scott Card (no, before anyone [...]

Guest Blogger: Ninja Cups and the Path to a Better World

| June 20, 2010

It’s been a while! Life has been crazy and I’ve let my blog got to waste. I feel bad about it, but sometimes life is like that. After complaining to my boyfriend about how much I’ve neglected my blog, he kindly offered to make a blog post for me – kinda a guest spot. Since [...]

Picking Your Novels

| May 23, 2010

I was talking (perhaps ” grumbling” is more accurate) to töff (from FSFW) about the short story I’ve been trying to write.  The story is The Betrayal of Mihangel and my problem is the more of the story I try to write the more obvious it is that it was never meant to BE a [...]

Contest Winners and Problem Sections

| May 12, 2010

So, though this is REALLY late, I actually did pick the winner on the right day. I just only now got around to posting it. Sorry, life has been busy busy (I say it twice so you know it’s true). Anyway, on to winners! The winner of my Guards! Guards! Giveaway contest, who will receive [...]

Things that Distract me from Writing

| May 5, 2010

I have thousands of ideas. They jump at me from everywhere I look, every person I meet, every night I dream (last night I dreamt that finishing a dissertation in economics involved fighting off a demon invasion; the core plot of the dream was preposterous – everyone knows it’s the Actuaries who fight evil – [...]

Recommended Reads and my first Contest!

| May 3, 2010

So, Elana Johnson has started a list of recommended reads, and I immediately asked if I could take part!  It’s a great idea, a bunch of writers writing about books that they admire.  I decided to recommend an author who I think is brilliant and hilarious all at once, Terry Pratchett. If you have never [...]

Skipping the beginning

| April 29, 2010

The last several months I’ve been under definite pressure to start this blog.  I resisted for a while, but my friends (writers C. Michael Fontes and R. Garrett Wilson) were insistent and here I am.  Blogging.  Honestly, it’s a little harder than I imagined.  Usually when I sit down to write, the words start flowing.  [...]