This is a blog for fiction writers. As such, it discusses the aspects and challenges of the craft from this writer’s tiny corner of experience. Every so often I post … Continue reading
avoid |əˈvoid| v. [with object] keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something). I don’t know how many books there are in the world, but it’s probably safe to say there are … Continue reading
When I can’t seem to write anything that seems remotely worthwhile.
It’s hard convincing yourself that where you are at the moment is your home, and it’s not always where your heart is. -Jonathan Carroll Why do we remember some books … Continue reading
Writing doesn’t come naturally to anyone. It’s hard work. You have a million things to do, and a voice is accusing you of not getting them done. After all, … Continue reading
How aware of everyday life are you? How much and how often do you notice things around you? William S. Burroughs used to say that most people don’t notice what’s … Continue reading
If you and I were sitting on a couch and we both saw the late Robin Williams open a bottle of Bud and sit cross-legged on the coffee table in … Continue reading
You’re at your desk. You’re putting your time in. You’ve learned the rules. It happens. You’re banging out pages on your novel and then…nothing. Do you get up and walk … Continue reading