How do I write?

Thanks to the folks at NaNoWriMo (It's next month, are you ready?), I read this really great article where writers answered questions about their writing styles.  I don't know about you, but this is something I wonder about all the time. Writing can be such a lonely way of living, the tendency to lock ourselves... Continue Reading →

This is brilliant

Elizabeth Gilbert gave a talk on the pressures writers and creatives put on themselves, as well as what they gather from expectations from the world. In today's theme of shitty first drafts, this was just the video I needed to view today. It's long, but well worth a 20 minute moment of inspiration, or at... Continue Reading →

My own shitty first draft

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right,... Continue Reading →


Without even planning on it, the last few mornings I've managed to wake up an hour before my alarm goes off. This is good news because it gives me an extra hour of typing time on my novel, which mostly translates to my ONLY typing time on my novel each day. I'm trying not to... Continue Reading →

Hey, jealousy

It's no secret that my ultimate dream is to be a novelist, as in making all my money from writing books rather than the 9 to 5. But until that happens, I have to work a regular job to make a living. The lucky part is that my job still revolves around writing. The bad... Continue Reading →

When the characters come to life

Thanks to a very vivid dream I had recently, I'm preparing to write my next novel.  I have the whole outline done and a list of the important characters with a few notes as to who they are in the margin.  And before I start the first sentence, I'm fleshing out a few of the... Continue Reading →

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