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

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

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… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Querying Agents (Again)”

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… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Why Is Writing Scary?”