Writing Articles

Real Life is Crowded

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.

The Story Begins at Midnight

Beginnings and endings are important inflection points in stories and in life, but the significance depends on context and perspective.

Writer or Organized Squirrel?

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.

The Story Begins at Midnight

The Story Begins at Midnight

Beginnings and endings are important inflection points in stories and in life, but the significance depends on context and perspective.

Writer or Organized Squirrel?

Writer or Organized Squirrel?

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.

The Dreaded Blank Page

The Dreaded Blank Page

Not knowing how to begin is no excuse for writerly procrastination. Here are two of my favorite ways to get myself unstuck.