When I decided that I wanted to write, I was not at all sure what I was getting into. The world is a great deal more complicated once we step into it. After a few years of touring various conventions, speaking at panels, and doing book signings, I've realized that writing is a lot more complicated than putting words to paper.Read More
I learned in graduate school that I had gotten by for years in school without ever attempting a second draft. My modus operandus was to write one, perfect first draft. Something complete and ready for submission. This isn't how it should work, but it's how I managed to survive through school and undergraduate college.Read More
There are habits that are hard to break, and there are lessons that are hard to take. If you struggle with writing at times, then you're like me. Maybe you haven't heard the lesson, maybe you're still internalizing it. Here it is in its most basic form.
If you're not having fun writing it, your reader won't have fun reading it.Read More
When your schedule's as full as mine, it's really hard to stick to a writing everyday routine. This isn't an excuse, but it's a challenge to overcome. Most of us try to portion time out from activities we don't particularly enjoy to pad our writing time. Unfortunately, we must engage in those unpleasant activities for some reason. While we may not enjoy them, we value them.Read More