Tag: write better

Behind “The Process”: Dealing with Interruptions

Writing is a lot of fun. But, for many, it requires a little warming up, though that’s not what this post is about. (I’ve previously written about that, if you’re interested.) The most frustrating thing that can happen while writing, for me, anyway, is… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Dealing with Interruptions”

Behind “The Process”: Vary Your Sentences (blah-blah-blah…)

Vary your sentences. Writing teachers say it a lot, but without some explanation, the advice can fall flat, so… What do they mean, “Vary your sentences”? Well, there are lots of different ways to construct sentences, right? Whether or not you have a love… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Vary Your Sentences (blah-blah-blah…)”

Behind “The Process” Quickie: The Simplest Trick to Writing Believable Characters

Wanna hear one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received for writing fiction? If you’re characters aren’t authentic, your story will be flat. The best way to write authentic characters? When presented with a difficult situation in real life, almost everyone will… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process” Quickie: The Simplest Trick to Writing Believable Characters”

Behind “The Process”: Practice? We’re Talkin about Practice? Not the Game, But Practice?

For folks who saw the title and thought, The hell is he goin on about? I can’t even begin to describe it. Here… So, yes. Practice. We’re talking about practice. Not the game. What you do before the game, which, in this case, the… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Practice? We’re Talkin about Practice? Not the Game, But Practice?”

Behind “The Process”: Plotting vs Writing

I started this blog to give would-be and struggling writers insights into the writing process. But the insights were mine and mine alone. I don’t wanna be the guy who tries to have all the answers. So my last post was an interview that… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Plotting vs Writing”