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
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
I've been doing a lot of self-improvement lately. You know, trying to become more productive and what not. Part of this process has involved journaling, which I'm told is supposed to be awesome. Moreover, I've been told how wonderful writing by hand can be for—well, just about everything. One of my friends has shocked and awed us with the fact that he writes all of his novels' first drafts by hand. To the point that he's convinced others to try it too.
I hate it.Read More