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Instead of doing a boring “six of the best columns I wrote in 2017”, I decided to present my yearly best-of in a slightly different fashion.
With NaNoWriMo coming up, I wanted to do a column about character naming. Because nobody needs to read a book with someone named Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way.
Y’know those boxes you always think you’ll get around to unpacking, but never do? It’s amazing the things you find in them.
Every writer puts their half-written things on a shelf, ostensibly to be worked on later but really just abandoned. Here are some of mine.
I’ve been playing a lot of Super Mario Run lately. The game has a surprising amount of life lessons in it.
I wrote 20,000 words of fiction in the last two weeks. My secret? I’m doing it by hand.
Let me tell you about the columns I wrote in 2016. They were great columns. The columns had great topics, and they were really great. They’re going to do great things in the future.
This really should be a “worst”, not “best”, but I can only work with what I have. Anyway, don’t do this.
Chris is very matter-of-fact about it — she has to do what she has to do, and if things do get changed back, he’ll never know. In the meantime, he wants to have as much time with her as he … Continue reading
People write what they want to be true, because that’s what they know: they’re stuck in boring or dysfunctional lives and they want out. From SIX OF THE BEST… reasons not to write what you know.
SIX OF THE BEST… things that seemed like a good idea at the time
I’m publishing a book on Amazon on Monday, which led me to write this column. SIX OF THE BEST… things no one tells you about self-publishing
Just writing your NaNo novel isn’t enough; it has to be revised, beta-read, formatted, and submitted, or else you’ll never get it published. Even self-publishing takes a lot of work. So what do you do when your story is done? … Continue reading
Way back in 2010, Khimairal Ink published “Amid the Steep Sky’s Commotion: a Tale of the Airship Ozymandias”. The story has been given new life by Marshal Latham and the Journey Into podcast, where it’s been performed by a full … Continue reading
I’ve been part of writing groups for a few years now, and one thing I’ve learned is that they’re invaluable in getting people to critically read your work with the goal of you revising it to become the best writing … Continue reading
It’s NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days and then start submitting it to publishers without any editing or peer-critiquing, and then getting butthurt on the internet when their stories don’t … Continue reading