Category Archives: About Writing
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 →
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.
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 →
I tell myself this all the time. (Not to single out Twilight specifically, since other series like 50 Shades of Grey were also popular).
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 →
It often seems like every other writer needs to cut out paragraphs and scale back on superfluous prose during their editing process, and I have seen quite a few blog posts on the internet that make me wonder how someone … Continue reading →