Tag: writing process

Behind “The Process”: Leave Breadcrumbs, Yo! (Making Big Revisions)

Making big changes to your fiction can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be…

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…

Behind “The Process”: Just Kill Em Already (Editing)

Don’t freak out–it’s just a euphemism. I’m referring to the quote all English majors are familiar with: “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” – William Faulkner There are plenty of writers’ resource websites out there that break this down. What makes mine…

Behind “The Process”: Querying Agents (Again)

Yo, yo, yo, As some of you may know, I’m a writer. I wrote a book called Switchers. It’s a YA speculative fiction novel, blending sci-fi and a wee little bit of horror. I have a section on my website that gives a better…

Behind “The Process”: Why Is Writing Scary?

Seriously. It’s a valid question. Writing is scary. Ok–starting writing is scary. That’s the focus here: getting started. Even if you like writing, and have been doing it for awhile, getting started is scary. Truth be told, I’m writing this because I’m putting off…