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Process: The Most Important, Least Teachable, Skill Every Writer Needs to Learn!
Any student of the writing craft will, at some point, encounter the phrase writing process, often shortened to simply process. “What’s your process?” We learn that every author has their own unique process that takes them from blank page to … Continue reading
“No one talks about what happens when following your passion leads you off a cliff.” ~ Twitter user whose name I cannot recall I suspect, because humans are creative and curious by nature, that we have been dreaming big and … Continue reading
Words Fail Me – How to write when you can’t
From 2010 to February 2015, I wrote as if possessed. Every spare moment was writing. When I wasn’t writing, I was thinking about writing. Even reading became difficult because inevitably I would stumble across a sentence, theme, or plot twist … Continue reading
The Time It Takes
Josh and I are approaching the end of the first draft of our fourth Warpworld novel. With each new installment, our process is refined and our efficiency improves. I anticipate a final draft, ready for publication, in early 2016. My … Continue reading
The Joy of Finished
Since I embarked on my professional writing journey almost eleven years ago, I have learned lessons too numerous to count. Most of the dreams and beliefs I once held about the noble craft have been pushed off the cliff of … Continue reading
The Goal Is…
What is the goal? I thought I knew the answer to this question. What I thought the goal was: Make a living writing books. Of course. I thought I was on the path to achieving that goal when something momentous … Continue reading
Crossing the Line
In 1993 I crossed a line. Overnight, I went from “person who watches movies” to “person who is in movies”. This had long been a dream of mine and, as we all know, dreams are simply goals without a plan. … Continue reading
Criticism: The Best Bad Friend A Writer Can Have
REJECTION If you’re a writer, that word elicits a very specific set of emotions. Never mind the F word, the real taboo for us is the R word. And any kind of unfavourable critique or criticism of our work can, … Continue reading