writing

One Step Forward...

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

Writing is an "ebb and flow" sort of process. Sometimes, I make great strides. Last November, I took a nine thousand-ish word short story I wrote in college and rewrote it into a forty-five thousand-ish word novella. One step forward. Now, it needs to be edited, and to a certain extent, completely rewritten. Brainstorming, story-boarding, and a lot of thought have gone into this process, but the editing itself is nowhere near complete. Two steps back. This is a pattern...
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Viewing Complexity

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

The other night, my family and I sat down to watch a film called The Song. It was about a musician who turned away from his marriage and family due to the temptations being in the spotlight afforded him. Ultimately the film follows his journey through recovery and returning to his family, but not before Jed, the main character, goes through some pretty significant struggles. The film itself was well done and followed a set of storytelling parameters that were...
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NorWesCon 39

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

Over this past weekend, I attended my second NorWesCon. It's an annual science fiction and fantasy convention in SeaTac, WA. I attended last year for the first time, and found it to be rewarding enough I wanted to come back this year. I'm really glad I did. For as much as I learned last year, I really felt like it was preparation to be able to fully appreciate this year. I did a much better job of networking, I made...
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Thinking About Writing

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

I don't remember when I decided I wanted to become a writer. I do remember having a brief stint as a child where I felt certain I was being called to the life of an FBI agent, but that didn't last long. I have handwritten (awful) stories in notebooks that I can date back to before middle school, so I think it's safe to say I've wanted to be a writer for awhile. I usually tell people I've always wanted...
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Thanksgiving 2015

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally spent with family, enjoying a meal and talking about all they have to be grateful for. In the past, my family has invited friends over, co-workers, and people who didn't have local family from our church. Some Thanksgivings stick out more than others, such as the time in England when we invited over my father's entire department from work. I brought my best friend, who's English, and upon hearing it was a potluck she insisted...
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