Moving from analog to digital in my writing life hasn’t been a straight line. Seems I’m looking for the best of both worlds.
Feb 11, 2023
If all writers took “write what you know” literally, would there be anything but autobiographical writing in the library?
Dec 10, 2022
Names are labels that help us keep track. In fiction, keeping identities clear when names can shift based on relationships is a challenge.
Keeping track of a large cast of characters in fiction can be a challenge, but there’s a really good reason why sometimes it’s worth the work.
Aug 9, 2022 | Writing
Beginnings and endings are important inflection points in stories and in life, but the significance depends on context and perspective.
Jul 10, 2022 | Writing
False starts are part of my creative process, and they sometimes generate material I wish I could use. The trick is keeping track of where I saved those unused possibilities.
Not knowing how to begin is no excuse for writerly procrastination. Here are two of my favorite ways to get myself unstuck.
May 8, 2022 | Writing
Writing takes effort, but that’s a big part of the satisfaction. Even if we can automate all the hard work, should we?
Character-driven fiction can change the way we see the world by helping us practice looking from a different perspective. It’s possible in any genre.
In the final installment of this mini-series on self-editing for authors, learn how to catch the little mistakes in your writing.
Part 4 of the self-editing for authors mini-series continues with some ways writers can use the search function to improve style.
Part 4 of self-editing for authors touches on how listening to your work can help you refine your writing style.