Posts by: Alex

20170106 Weekly Update

20170106 Weekly Update

Greetings!  There is always something happening in our lives and since I can’t be there to chat with everyone, I’m happy to share a bit of my week. I posted my monthly YouTube Vlog, entitled Resolutions.  It’s about a minute so you can enjoy without giving up too much time.  Check it out! I also…

Latest from AGZ 20171020

Latest from AGZ 20171020

Another month goes by and another birthday with it.  A little age, some wisdom and unwavering passion goes a long way in this world…Zarate Creations Newsletter Begins 20171020

One Seven

One Seven

The New Year has arrived at last!  All over the world, goals have been set and resolutions have begun in abundance.  I have tried many kinds of resolutions over the years and have realized, (for me, at least) resolutions can feel impossible to maintain when the duration spans an entire year.  In the past, I’ve…

Music

Music

Among the most common questions posed to a writer pertains to what music we listen to while writing. Music in and of itself is an art form. As a creative, it stands to reason that partaking in another form of art is beneficial when in pursuit of individual outlets. Like novel writing, music can transport…

Time

Time

Okay. Days, weeks and (yikes!) months have passed since my last blog and despite life’s trials and tribulations, the writing bug keeps following me. So here I am. Onwards! As a writer, TIME is one of the elements we must be aware of as we craft our stories. (See what I did there?) The standard…

First Draft

First Draft

Among the many nuggets of wisdom shared on writing your first draft, one is repeated on a regular basis that I do my best to agree with, but mostly see as a promotion for discouragement: “Every first draft is crap.” When holding a large stack of paper you’ve filled with adventures of love, hate, life,…

Names

Names

Writing a story usually involves dreaming up a scenario or event that prompts a hero into action. Sometimes, it is a group of people who are put into a situation that forces them all to deal with their own personal demons or limitations making our stories that much more engaging and that much more enjoyable….

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