Tag: writing tip

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”: 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)”

Why I can’t watch the new Dark Crystal (and a quick writing tip)

There’s one thing about the new Dark crystal show on netflix I can’t get over. OK, so I was born seventeen years before the end of the 1900s. (Or 1983.) I remember watching the original Dark Crystal when I was younger. Back then I… Continue Reading “Why I can’t watch the new Dark Crystal (and a quick writing tip)”

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”