leaky faucet

I tend to write like a leaky faucet. Drip… drip… drip… 200 words here, 400 there, another 300 there. If I’m in blazing hot streak mode, I might bang out 1000 words in one sitting, but that’s rare. It’s not something I do on purpose, it’s just the way I am. What do I do…… Continue reading leaky faucet

not nearly enough time

Yesterday was just one of those days where I didn’t have enough time to do all the things I wanted to do. Didn’t help I was on only four or five hours of sleep. I watched WrestleMania with the guinea pigs to unwind. Got through the tag team championship match, then decided I need to…… Continue reading not nearly enough time

Friday Morning Pages:Practice and Heinlein’s Rules

I’m going to wrap up this mini-series on practice with something few of you expect. Some of you might even be angry at me for bringing this up, if you weren’t already about angry about practice in general. If so, check in with yourself and try to figure out why this stuff makes you ticked. You’re only short-changing yourself by letting negative emotions dictate your writing.

Friday Morning Pages: Practice by Retyping

You’re a reader. Go find your favorite books, and see for yourself what those authors did to pull you into their books. There’s a thousand techniques to pull readers in, you’ll discover some of those techniques when you analyze the books that pull you in.

But there’s a trick to analyzing this stuff. You can’t just read, and you can’t just write your own stories. Do both, for sure. You need to also study.