Calendar of Previous Posts
November 2018 M T W T F S S « Sep 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Tag Archives: writers are like snowflakes
I have 227 pages of novel sitting next to me waiting for review, which makes it the perfect time to write a blog post… The other day on one of the forums someone made the assertion that it’s far more … Continue reading
I was going to title this post “the lab or the factory”, because I wanted to write about something Seth Godin said today on his blog. But, that’s pretty much the title of his blog post, so I went with … Continue reading
So, Patricia C. Wrede had a great post yesterday: Worksheets It’s about those lovely character worksheets that people use to know their characters. Like you’re somehow incapable of writing about a character unless you know their favorite food and color.
(Side note: Whoever typed Xcalumkin into a search engine, I love you. On a further digression – in college I was writing a paper about a Mayan hieroglyph that’s only found at that site and, for various life reasons, I … Continue reading
(That’s a bit of a tongue-twister – or at least an easy one to misspell if you’re moving too fast.) I’ve been thinking about this a lot since I’ve been “home.” (By which I mean, back from overseas, not back … Continue reading
“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
I figured it had been a while since I did one of these “we’re all unique and need to find what works for us” posts. So, here goes. This one is about music and television.
So, a month or two ago, I was suddenly gripped by this paranoid memory of a high school English class and some vague recollection that I should never use contractions in my writing. (And I saw the question pop up … Continue reading