Liz Durano

Summer Writing Update

Today I wrote over 3K words although they weren’t for my upcoming preorder. Bad, bad writer me. But at least, I finally figured out how to kill the mood for any sexy time between characters. Put a 10-week-old… Read More

A Look Back

Today’s visual writing prompt: Your favorite character somehow ends up in this setting. What is he or she thinking (or saying) right now? He had to look back before he could move forward. He couldn’t allow himself to… Read More

Musings Over Morning Coffee: We’re Storytellers. We Don’t Quit.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love affair with books. One of my first favorite books was one about crystals and how they’re formed. Another one was Hans Christian Andersen’s original version of… Read More

Cezanne Got It Right

'A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.' – Paul Cezanne https://t.co/hQfEoj6xee pic.twitter.com/TmB7vRRMte — Tate (@Tate) April 14, 2017 I’m sure many writers feel like this about our art. We write from an… Read More

The Act of Writing

I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But… Read More

Making Your Unknown Known

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant—there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing—and keeping the unknown always beyond you…” – Georgia O’Keefe Source: Georgia O’Keeffe on Success, Public Opinion, and What It… Read More

I May Have To Start Watching TV Again

The last time I faithfully watched something on TV (or my iPhone for that matter in case it featured cannibals and zombies and I have a kid-friendly house) was Hannibal, Bryan Fuller’s reimagining of Thomas Harris’ The Red… Read More

Things We Can’t Forget

Facebook reminded me today that I posted this quote on this day last year. It’s a nice reminder why I write some of the things that I write, and why some of the things I want to write… Read More