Category Archives: writing
Today, Cait Reynolds, as a guest on Kristen Lamb’s blog, has an excellent post about five things editors hate. “The National Association of Recovering Freelancers* put out a study that said four out of five freelance editors suffer a nervous … Continue reading
Sometimes, he shares a post about why “Kill your darlings” and other authorial platitudes are not such good advice.
Here’s just a tiny sample of what Chuck Wendig has to say on the topic: Kill Your Darlings (besides from being a great band name) is 101-class advice. It’s entry-level, as are most of the authorial platitudes. Show Don’t Tell? … Continue reading
I have a giant coffee mug (holds about half a gallon — no exaggeration), but it’s plain white, which is sometimes rather boring (and also the color of vanilla ice cream and Moby Dick: a color which I don’t think … Continue reading
My clone-sibling spent part of this morning working on his current WIP (the novel formerly known as Stars’ End) and has informed me that he’s on chapter twenty now. That’s roughly forty percent of the way through what he has … Continue reading
Pay attention, kids; this may be on the test later… John Steakley’s novel Armor is NOT Starship Troopers fan fiction. Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers is NOT Lensmen fan fiction. Charles Stross’ fantasy novel The Family Trade is NOT second-hand fan fiction of Philip … Continue reading
Blogger Allison Maruska says even “panster” writers do some planning and would be more accurately called plantsers. I prefer the term waypoint writer (which I learned while reading an article on the Mythic Scribes site) because of the actual waypoints in … Continue reading