Thus, in the interests of fairness and equality, I’m arranging the chapters of my next book in the only order that makes sense: alphabetically.Read More Time and the Lie of Continuity
If our lives are filled with nothing but writing, then our art suffers a sad case of cannibalism. Your writing needs to be fed events and thoughts emerging organically from your life. If your writing has nothing to feed upon but your own writing, then it is inbred and has turned back upon itself.Read More How to Keep Your Writing from Eating Itself
1: You need to get used to disappointment in life. Writing helps you with that. This is not to say that you won’t have fun writing, but it’s inevitable that you will only have fun after long stretches of disappointment. Writing teaches you to find fun and enjoyment after disappointment. 2: Have you ever watched […]Read More 5 Reasons to Write
Should you allow your characters to run wild?
That’s your decision.
Then again, maybe it’s your characters’ decision.
So for your own sake, write badlyRead More Just Write
Coincidence is one of the most powerful tools in the hands of a writer. Be warned: a powerful tool is also a dangerous one.Read More How Coincidental
“How’s your writing going?”
“How should I know?”
Don’t be afraid of just telling a story, because just telling stories has a greater power than we can imagine. We should never be ashamed of the simplicity of our calling.Read More Wetter Water and Truer Truths
Just remember: Write like Shakespeare!
. . . only better.
If you must kill a character, by all means kill a character. But do so in a way that hides your manipulations from your reader.Read More When a Character Dies