Category Archives: About Writing

On (not) reading as a writer

I became serious about writing when I could no longer find any books that I like. I know that they always tell you that you have to read a lot to be a good writer, but the truth is, I … Continue reading

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Bad Advice

Now that I’ve inflicted this incredibly long image on you . . . NEVER EVER FOLLOW WRITING ADVICE FROM THE INTERNET Yes, I really did just post that image then tell you not to follow it. However, despite all of … Continue reading

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Metaphor

Everything I experience is converted into a metaphor for my writing. My worst fears are that someone will take the metaphors too literally. Or worse, see through them to the truth.

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Good Stories

This advice changed the way I write. The Hollywood depiction of writers is of them agonizing over a typewriter, coming up with the perfect way to phrase the last sentence before sending it off to be published immediately. They never … Continue reading

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Confidence

I tell myself this all the time. (Not to single out Twilight specifically, since other series like 50 Shades of Grey were also popular).

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Epic Advice

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Emotional Equivalent

I used to feel that way. At this point, I suppose that I’ve been writing for long enough that I tend to feel a bit of relief when I chop up and rewrite entire chapters during the editing process. I … Continue reading

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