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I think the first advice I ever got from a writer about writing was that I should write every day. It’s also probably the best advice. It’s certainly the most common. In any case, it’s advice that I accept. Writing … Continue reading
For the first time in far too long I finished a draft of a story and sent it out to the Incognitos and a couple other first readers. The working title of this story is “the demon story” and it … Continue reading
I like to joke that I no longer multitask at more than one thing at a time.
Related to that, I recognized years ago that a certain amount of monomaniacal focus was really useful for successfully completing a large project (such as a novel), but that being able to focus on more than just one thing was important to being more broadly successful. Continue reading
I’m a student of daily routines. I like to imagine that I’m looking for good models for my own behavior, but that’s only true in an oblique way. By now I understand pretty well the structure of a productive routine; … Continue reading
One of my Clarion classmates, Nnedi Okorafor, tweeted today wondering why sometimes authors won’t just say what race a character is. I doubt if she was thinking about me, but I’m one of those writers who is sometimes coy about … Continue reading
I go back and forth about tracking words as a useful metric when writing fiction. Currently, I’m back on again. Over the past few days, I’ve created a spreadsheet along the lines of the one Toby provided in his post … Continue reading
I wrote an article about story structure that was published in Speculations (now sadly defunct). The article was Story Structure in Short Stories.