What do Glazed Toddlers, Ventriloquist Farters, and The Tao of Poo have in common?
Humor and writing! They helped create The Accidental Writing Lab.
Author, Sheila M. Sullivan, invites us to see where and how she found the motivation to write.
This is not exactly your traditional "how-to" or "self-help" book. No. This book lets us into the inner workings of one particular writer's life as she moved from San Francisco, California to Dallas, Texas and then to Fargo, North Dakota, and ultimately the Pacific Northwest over the course of months. All while attempting to complete the first book in her F.O.K. series.
"I write." When said she told people that is what she does they often asked how. It took her a while to fully appreciate how she developed her daily writing discipline. Sheila had collected a series of emails sent to friends over the days and years. These short musings, collectively titled, Ponder Points, turned out to be her guiding force in developing her writing life.
There are no hard or lengthy rules in The Accidental Writing Lab. This book focuses on the motivation to write. Sheila shares parts of the writing craft in short notes to the reader before and after most of the Ponder Points contained in this first volume. For those readers who have read Spectrum and Illumination Books 1 and 2 of the F.O.K. series you will come to know some of the struggles and successes for Sheila as the story and books developed.
˃˃˃ The Accidental Writing Lab is filled with humor.
You've been warned to not take a drink before reading the thoughtful words and moments captured in Sheila's life. They have often caused spontaneous laughter.
˃˃˃ Learn to write without your own worst critic.
Inspired by other authors Sheila has met along her path she passes along their sage wisdom. Turn off your inner editor when you sit down to write. Get the story out and then do the rewrite.