The Gilded Conspiracy // Prologue and Part One Now Live

Evenin’ all! I hope you’re having a great start to your weekend. Does it feel like Autumn where you are? It’s certainly beginning to here in Pennsylvania and I can’t wait for my birthday weekend trip to Johnstown in September. If you didn’t already know, I recently launched a new website for short stories. It’sContinue reading “The Gilded Conspiracy // Prologue and Part One Now Live”

What I Bought From the Kawaii Pen Shop.

A couple of months ago I put up a post titled Seven Online Stationary Shops I Need to Buy From ASAP. The lessons learned during this particular experience were many, though it should’ve been a simpler process. Before we get into all that, let’s take a look at what I purchased. I had a difficultContinue reading “What I Bought From the Kawaii Pen Shop.”

I Created Pinterest Boards for my Characters.

They say many things are best left to the imagination. While that’s, for the most part, a true statement, sometimes creating visuals can help your writing process. That’s why so many writers create those grids and aesthetics that still pop up on Twitter from time to time. I’ve got about twenty on this Pinterest boardContinue reading “I Created Pinterest Boards for my Characters.”

A Comparative Review of CRAFT COMPLEX CHARACTERS for Golden May Editing

“We don’t read action scenes for the action. We read to see how hard a character will fight for what they desire most.” If you’ve never been to AnotherHartmanAuthor before, then hi! My name is Leigh Hartman. I’m in the fourth year of my writing journey with an intense interest in Pennsylvania history. I realizeContinue reading “A Comparative Review of CRAFT COMPLEX CHARACTERS for Golden May Editing”

Writing Goals 2020 | Progress Report

Earlier this year I decided to follow that new goals tag and make a list of seven things I’d like to accomplish with my writing in 2020. Now that we’re nearly halfway through (crazy), I thought I’d take a look back and give a progress report on how things are going. Let’s take a lookContinue reading “Writing Goals 2020 | Progress Report”

I Unplugged the Television For A Month. Here’s What Happened.

We humans make choices every day. Sometimes collectively, but mostly individually. We are creatures of habit and prefer sticking to our routines like flies on poo. Unless something dramatic happens and our simple pleasures suddenly disappear, we’ll follow that path indefinitely. I’m one of those creatures with a terrible case of procrastination. Procrastination has trulyContinue reading “I Unplugged the Television For A Month. Here’s What Happened.”

First Person Tweets vs. Third Person Stories

It amazes me that we are all on Twitter and Facebook. By “we” I mean adults. We’re adults, right? But emotionally we’re a culture of seven-year-olds. Have you ever had that moment when are you updating your status and you realize that every status update is just a variation on a single request: “Would someoneContinue reading “First Person Tweets vs. Third Person Stories”

Stories From My Past | Why I Write, Part 1

A few days ago an old classmate from middle school and I reconnected over Facebook. The irony of this is I didn’t even have a Facebook page for over a year and a half. But, due to quarantine and not seeing family going on a month, I’d decided it was time to have one again.Continue reading “Stories From My Past | Why I Write, Part 1”

How I’m Improving My Craft

Are you brand new to the wonderful world of writing? Then welcome! You’re in for a mighty wild ride. If you think you’re going to just be able to sit down and write the next great American novel in one sitting, then you’ve definitely been lied to. I’m a doubter. I’ve always discredited my God-givenContinue reading “How I’m Improving My Craft”

Life Needs Structure, Too.

ADDENDUM: Wednesday isn’t listed in the graphic below because I, well, forgot to include it! But Wednesdays are Family Dinner Nights after work, so not much can happen anyway. What does a lack of structure say about one’s insecurities? One would think that, after years of working retail and food service, I’d realize I needContinue reading “Life Needs Structure, Too.”