There is no right or wrong way to go about an interview, but I’m going to share some of my favorite techniques for better understanding, empathizing and, eventually, sharing my characters with the world at large. Continue reading Character Interviews – More Than Just Talking to Yourself
Despite the capacity to write a story on a dozen different devices and applications, I will always print my manuscripts. Continue reading New World, Old Tech
I went to the book sale today. Should I have gone to the book sale? The answer is an unequivocal no. But I went, knowing I am a weak, and I returned with bounty. Continue reading The Ever-Expanding TBR Pile
Be a writer, they said. It will be easy, they said. Continue reading 13 Stages of Writing a Novel
For a writer, reading is the equivalent of a carpenter keeping his tools sharp, a baker trying new ingredients, a computer specialist downloading new program updates. Reading isn’t an escape, it’s an education, it’s how we as writers continue to write. Continue reading Don’t Be a Writer, Be Reading
They’re all right. Every single person who told you that writing was going to be full of obstacles and challenges and rejections, every single one of them is right. Writing is hard and you should be able to fall back on other skills, and yeah, you probably will be broke, at least for a while.
But the truth of it is, writing – the whole writing process – that’s the easiest part. Continue reading The Business Balance