Really! I’m not! What I AM is really, really busy. I’ve completed 2 Shitty First Drafts so far this year. They’ve been cooling their heels for a month, and I’m going to start revising them on May 7th. In the meantime I’ve been working on a 3rd Shitty First Draft…I’m ALMOST done with it, but… Continue reading I’m Not Dead!
I was going to do a post about outlines and planning/plotting vs. “pantsing” today, but I decided to combine that post with one about my drafting method next week. So! Instead, we’re going to talk about Reading for Research. As I mentioned in last week’s post about preparation, I make a reading list pretty early on… Continue reading Reading for Research
As writers, we can do anything we damn well please. We can write a short story set in 19th-century San Francisco from the point of view of a Chinese railroad worker in the morning, work on a novel set in the vast depths of an alien ocean in the evening, with a little afternoon poetry-session complete with… Continue reading Finding Your Genre