What do you do when the manuscripts have come back, your readers’ handwriting scrawled in the margins of perhaps 250 pages? What do you do next? CLICK HERE for MORE.
How do you let the world around you join you in writing your book? CLICK HERE for more.
I listen to both the NY Times Book Review podcast and the Guardian Books podcast. I enjoy them both—they pop up in my listening list and I am pleased, filled with the anticipation of delight and inspiration. But they are quite different, and I think their differences might be instructive.
If one of my basic writing rules is “whatever works,” another is, “doubt efficiency.” Anything that seems easier or appears to be a short cut will inevitably frustrate, impose, divert. Instead, you must meditate, absorb, integrate and finally return to the creative state and see what emerges.
I’m looking for advice, encouragement and your own commitment to your own courageous goals. Help me to be brave, single-minded and stubborn this year, won’t you?
Three Tips for Reading as a Writer: learn plot and structure while enjoying a great book. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
We want it to be easy; we want it to be simple; we want it to be pure joy. But life is more complicated than that, and your stories should be, too! CLICK HERE for MORE.
Julia Cameron’s popular idea (featured in her book The Artist’s Way) of writing three pages each morning–just dumping on the page–developed for the fiction writer. CLICK HERE
Memory is a storyteller. Or perhaps it would make more sense to say that stories are patterned after the human mind and soul, which is to say, the human memory. What can the storyteller learn from human memory? CLICK HERE
How is writing supposed to fit in with all of this celebrating? Five sure-fire tiny miracles for writers trying to make it through the holidays. CLICK HERE.