Emilia Fuentes Grant
I'm a writer who loves books only slightly more than movies. I write for print and video. Most of all, I enjoy collaborating with other artists. I'm currently working on my first novel.
Listen Up! Dialogue is Awesome.
Posted in Dialogue, Guest Bloggers on November 9, 2012
Dialogue: it’s wonderful. When your characters speak, your readers are engaged. There’s something great about turning the page to find a full page of dialogue waiting. There’s something magnetic about characters’ words. Our eyes are drawn the brakes in paragraphs, the quotation marks, the chance to hear the characters’ thoughts expressed in their own words. […]
Just Let Go: How to Avoid Transforming Your Great, Brilliant, Wonderful Story into a Dark Interminable Life-sucking Void
Posted in Guest Bloggers on October 13, 2012
After a brief hiatus from this excellent writing collaboration, I am happy to return to the Five Writers blog! Full disclosure, this post was supposed to be up yesterday, October the 12th. I didn’t post because, well, it wasn’t done. I have a real problem with finishing my writing. Read on. I find it interesting […]
The Recipe (or How I Write)
Posted in Guest Bloggers, How I Write on June 2, 2012
* “Never write with pencil, mi’ja/It is for those who would erase.” (Carmen Tafolla, marked) Sonnets and Salsa ISBN: 0916727106 “Alphabet Soup” image courtesy of : www.flickr.com/photos/soaleha/331165682/ Recipe Template: allrecipes.com
The Question of Where
Posted in Guest Bloggers, Where I write on May 24, 2012
I rarely think about where I write. The question is usually when, or how, or if I will—”where” is an afterthought. When I consider “where”, I find it’s a loaded word. “Where” denotes locations tangible and intangible. Is it my plastic Ikea desk or the solitary confines of my mind? Even if we limit “where” […]
Posted in Guest Bloggers, What inspires me on May 1, 2012
I imagine that the first time I spoke, I did so out of necessity. I’m not talking about my first word. I mean the first time I uttered a sound with the intention of expressing my singular, interior wants or needs to the people around me. I can’t remember the moment, but I visualize it […]
Why Do I Write?
Posted in Guest Bloggers, Why I write on March 10, 2012
If you asked me this question on a sidewalk, or in a bar, or over coffee, I’d give a quick answer. I’d say something about loving the written word and wanting to make it my work. I’d say: “I’m new to writing,” and quickly attempt to change the subject. It wouldn’t be a lie. Professionally and […]