Don't just start writing; get warmed up first! For folks who saw the title and thought, The hell is he goin on about? I can't even begin to describe it. Here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tknXRyUEJtU NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson back in 2002 So, yes. Practice. We're talking about practice. Not the game. What you do before … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Practice? We're Talkin about Practice? Not the Game, But Practice?
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 description. For those of you who aren't up to date on … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Querying Agents (Again)
What's up, folks? Glad you're here. Yesterday I wrote a post that referenced an author interview. In thinking more about that post, I consider it a mistake that I didn't put a link to that interview in the post. I thought about going back and putting it in there, but then I had a better … Continue reading Classic Author Interviews: Christopher Tallon's All-Time Favorites
I'm not asking in the way that people who don't write ask writers. I'm asking in a reflective way, because, well, I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I've had some story ideas but haven't latched on to one that I want to ride out for my next novel. And it's scary when … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Where DO Ideas Come From?
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 I did with RK Holliday. He is a good writer and … Continue reading Behind “The Process”: Plotting vs Writing
Howdy folks! I'm really excited to share with you guys the highlights from an interview I did with author RK Holliday. He's a super nice guy and author of two books--The Edifice, a middle-grade fantasy/sci-fi novel; and Alone Together: Why Your Kids Are Watching Others Play, a non-fiction book for parents of gamers. I have … Continue reading Author Talk: An Interview with RK Holliday
Disclaimer: This post has some offensive words in it. The purpose is purely educational and is meant to start a meaningful dialogue. This post is NOT meant to shock, offend, or promote any kind of hateful thought or rhetoric. Not all the time. “There are no bad words. Bad thoughts. Bad intentions, and wooooords.”― George Carlin … Continue reading Is There a Good Time to Use Bad Words?