Archive of all blog posts tagged 'writers'

2019


Another Land's Words (2019/03/15 06:00)
Are international literary prizes just for "foreign writers who make sense to us"?

The Reading Prescription (2019/02/01 05:00)
On recommending books as a way for authors to get perspective on a current or future work of their own.

The Fire Of The Mind (2019/02/01 01:00)
Those who embrace creativity take control of their lives. It's a contagious thing.

Words From The Wise (2019/01/30 05:00)
Very few people are qualified to give useful story advice because they think the main function of a story is to entertain them.

All The Cool New Folks Are Dead (2019/01/25 05:00)
In re: "I can’t help feeling a bit depressed that so many of the cool new writers are dead."

2018


Future Schlock (2018/12/21 08:00)
On how SF tries to imagine the future, and how that needs to be more than uplift or doomsaying.

Beat It To Fit, Paint It To Match (2018/12/07 05:00)
"Workshop" is the wrong word for the place where we come to mutually improve our writing.

Slugging (And Slogging) On (2018/12/03 08:00)
Getting caught up, and some notes on criticism from days past.

No, No, NaNo (2018 Edition) (2018/11/20 08:00)
There was, as you can guess, no NaNoWriMo challenge for me this year. But it wasn't always like that.

A Few Less Words Next Time (2018/10/22 05:00)
No good story is ever too long and no bad story is ever too short, but that's still no reason to waste breath.

In Lieu Of Telepathy (2018/10/21 08:00)
You can't tell people anything; sometimes you can't even show them, either.

A Walk-On Part In The War, Or A Lead Role In A Cage (2018/10/10 07:00)
On The Minnie Effect in fiction.

Large And In Charge (2018/09/22 05:00)
On "volume equals value for money" in books.

Nowhere Are We Commanded To Be Doormats (2018/09/07 08:00)
Kevin Drum dropped an aphorism worth repeating: "When you write, pretend you’re writing for people you respect."

Go Elsewhere, Young Man (2018/08/28 05:00)
"The best way to write fiction is to read, watch, and listen to anything but fiction." I am not sure that it is the best way, but I think it is ultimately one of the most valuable.

Watts Up (2018/07/15 08:00)
On how social-reading network Wattpad is becoming a hub for discovering the next big thing.

Court And Spark (2018/07/11 05:00)
It's the fate of most any creator to never know what their work means to other people, but only to themselves.

Look Upon My Works ... (2018/06/21 05:00)
The work should be about the making of the work.

The Paradox Of Limits (2018/06/15 08:00)
Maybe we need to speak of focus rather than limits.

Don't Write What You Know, Write How You Know It (2018/06/12 05:00)
Looking at two bits of reading and writing advice from Saul Bellow.

No Second Guessing (2018/06/10 08:00)
More on why motives matter for creative work.

You're A DJ, Not A Librarian (2018/06/08 05:00)
You don’t ever write a story, you just write part of one.

The Unfinishing Touches (2018/05/16 05:00)
On imperfection in creative work.

The Characters Who Don't Do Anything (2018/02/21 05:00)
Don't write stories about "people waiting for their lives to begin."

The Critic-Proof Story (2018/02/18 01:00)
Spoiler: It doesn't exist.


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