Archive of all blog posts tagged 'writing'

2018


Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 1: The Origins (2018/07/19 05:00)
How my new novel 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' began with a failed fan theory about 'The Matrix'.

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.

It Helps To Stay On Track (2018/06/29 06:00)
I made a pledge to myself to keep you in the loop. So, here's the loop.

The Do-Over (2018/06/24 08:00)
What, I'm still editing the latest novel?! Well, yeah.

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.

What's In A Title? (2018/06/05 08:00)
The less the better, paradoxically.

Spotless Mirrors, And All That (2018/05/31 08:00)
The editing and rewriting process for any of my books always exposes me to the same dilemmas.

A Better Beta (2018/05/21 08:00)
On giving, getting, and using good feedback on your work.

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

Advertisement(s) For Myself (2018/05/10 08:00)
On confronting my uneasy feelings about self-promotion.

Say You, Cliché Me (2018/04/17 08:00)
"A cliché is as much about the deployment and the mode of use as it is the item itself..."

The Driver's Seat (2018/04/05 05:00)
On the problems of a passive protagonist.

'I Burned It All' (2018/03/14 08:00)
Take your story. Rip it up and start again. What's left?

Copyediting With A Machete (2018/03/12 08:00)
On avoiding the temptation to edit drastically, late in the game.

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.

Walkabout, Workabout (2018/02/13 05:00)
"...if we think of “done” as a point we navigate towards, tacking here and there, we can embrace change."

Get On With It (2018/02/09 05:00)
On not over-documenting creative work.

Unsticking The Gears (2018/01/27 08:00)
No prizes for guessing I'm talking about my next project.

A Few Words From LeGuin (2018/01/24 06:00)
Parting words, unfortunately.


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