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
Are you a writer? Do you have a great tip for other writers? Or maybe you wrote something and you're looking for places to share it with a new audience? Well, my friend, if you're interested in sharing via writing a guest post, hit me up in the contact section. There are so many good … Continue reading Ugh… Can Someone Else Takeover for a Second?!
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?
Why hello. How are you? Good, good. Glad to hear it. I've only got a minute, so I'll make this quick. You may have heard a few writers say this and I think--regardless if it seems to some like a no-brainer, or to others a silly waste of time--it's true. To make sure you have … Continue reading Behind “The Process” Quickie: Dialogue Tip
They say you should never ask a writer, "Where do you get your ideas?" Neil Gaiman has the most hilarious response to this question. The thing is, ideas are funny little bastards. They sneak in at strange times. Sometimes you'll be reading the news and think, They'll never get to the bottom of this, but … Continue reading You Should Never Ask a Writer…