It has been a while since I’ve written one of these. I’ve been meaning to, but my busy schedule took control for a little bit. I have three topics in the title, because I’ve seen the most growth in these areas. Let’s go one by one. Blogging As I mentioned here before, my blog has … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part eight) – blogging, more research, and twitter
Why do I want to know about their failures?
During author interviews, many people ask about the final product. They ask about where the book idea came from or how the writer became a writer. But I'd rather know more about how the writer failed. Did any characters disappear in later drafts? Did any scenes get cut? If so, which? Why? Were any scenes added? … Continue reading Why do I want to know about their failures?
A writer’s inner fight
There are deadlines for my deadlinesShould I set another one?Print the page out and mark it upIs one word the difference betweenAcceptance and rejection? A house or a home?A school or a dictatorship?What's the difference betweenNinety-nine words and a hundred?Should I edit this another day? The deadline was thirty days awayNow it's six or sevenI … Continue reading A writer’s inner fight
Joy of writing
A deadline stares at you. Or the goal you set for yourself is already years behind you. Another rejection letter sits in your trashcan. Or another critic couldn't make it through your story without ripping it to shreds. Either way, sometimes it's difficult to remember the joys of writing. Creating something on a page is … Continue reading Joy of writing