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Never Enough Time

I have all these ideas of novels I want to write, but there’s never going to be enough time to write them.  (Okay, maybe if I ignored my puppy and stopped talking to friends and family or watching television, I … Continue reading

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Just Write

I don’t know why, but this morning I’ve been sitting here thinking about writing in general.  And for some reason it occurred to me that the single-most valuable piece of advice I could give to anyone thinking about being a … Continue reading

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The Limited Value of Information

I was thinking about this the other day as I shelved yet another writing advice book: Information only has value to the extent that you remember it or know where to find it. There were some great passages of advice … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Failed Story

I happen to like the short stories I’ve written.  (Well, except for that karmic dog poop story.  Thankfully, I killed that after the first draft.  Note to self: Just because you wish you had a super power that would allow … Continue reading

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Losing an idea

It happens to all of us.  You’re driving down the highway at 60 mph (100 kph), not really thinking about much, and some great idea comes to you.  If you’re a writer, it’s a plot twist or some new novel … Continue reading

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A fairly useless post

Just what you wanted.  (At least I’m honest about it.) I’ve been tied up doing a garage sale all weekend, so don’t have any particular writing topic I wanted to write about today.  I figured I’d include a few random … Continue reading

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Fan fiction vs. inspiration

I’ll admit, I really don’t know enough about fan fiction to have a solid opinion on this, but it seems to me that there have been some very negative views taken of a few literary deals because they supposedly started … Continue reading

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Getting Started

My thoughts have started to turn to the next novel.  (Really I should’ve been working on the next novel for a few months now if I were religiously following the whole butt in chair school of thought, but between trying to … Continue reading

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“You have to write about things that are interesting…”

“You know, like fights and car chases and evil people pursuing you.” Mmhm.  Wrong. I think this is an example of good advice that has been twisted out of shape.  It’s not that you have to write about things that are … Continue reading

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I didn’t realize how twisted I was until I started writing

I spent the last hour on a deep and meaningful post, but it’s not quite ready to go.  Hopefully tomorrow.  (It turned into long detailed theory on how the world works instead of a simple discussion of talent versus hard … Continue reading

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