I’m returning to Australia in a few days 🙂 It’s been over 2.5 years since I’ve been back and I haven’t seen my parents in person since then. They also don’t have decent internet so that means when I return I will not be distracted by everything. I’m calling it my writing retreat 🙂 Every writer needs one right?
I’ve seen people go to (what I imagine to be fu-king expensive) castles or manors in foreign countries. But all a writer needs is to be somewhere that does not have many distractions 🙂
So for the next two-ish? months I’ll be at my parent’s place writing all the stories!
The lifestyle trend of minimalism has been around longer than the name for it. It has only come to recent prominence in regards to its contrast against modern consumerism. A lot of people appear to be joining the trend, but an important question everyone needs to ask themselves is one thing.
Why do you want to become a minimalist?
I’m doing it for financial and creative freedom. By having a low-income lifestyle I do not need to spend all my time at a job. And by not being at a job, I can be somewhere else, like my computer, writing my stories 🙂 Being all like, look at what I am creating!!!! Mawhahah 🙂
I came across a new phrase in creative writing today. Potato chip chapters. I just heard about it in a series of new youtube videos I’m watching. It’s mentioned at around 6.50. It means that your chapters are really short. I do write my stories with short chapters because I don’t pad them out with superfluous words. I guess you could say that most of my stories have potato chips in them 🙂
I went and looked for more information on these types of chapters and haven’t come across much. There is this reference from 2015, the video was from mid-2016. It seems that it’s a rare phrase. The article mentions that their opinion of chip chapters was 2,000 words, but some of mine are only half that. My scenes are short and to the point. What can I say?
There is another article that talks about this in more depth. It’s really good, has a lot of information on about story writing and structure as well 🙂