Create new file in your word processor. Save file under descriptive and inspirational name like “My Book”. Write “Outline” at the top of the first page. Stare at blank page for several hours. Rename file, “My Novel” Realize you don’t have an ending so you instead concentrate on middle of novel. Stare at blank page […]Read More The Writing Process
I am blocked. I have been for a few weeks. I’m still writing, but it’s not coming easily. It’s like that old method of execution where they pull out the entrails and burn them in front of the owner…only it’s worse because it’s happening to me. I always worry that maybe it’s because my mind […]Read More Still Another Rant
I wrote a book called, “The Death of Time”, which was a taut political thriller in that it was about thrilling politics that were also kind of taut. It was a hundred thousand words of pure excitement that had presidents and beautiful powerful women and billionaires and spies and billionaire spies. I would say that […]Read More The Death of Time and the Little Gray Kittens that Live on the Hill
I want to enhance and add beauty to people’s lives. Because I cannot do that, I write instead. I have a strong need to share my deepest and most intimate feelings in words that rhyme with “grape” and “cloud”. I’m sure that I can post my writings on-line and make a fortune from the […]Read More Why I Write
Write every day. If a million monkeys with a million typewriters can eventually produce Hamlet, you should be able to write something that isn’t total crap because–are you dumber than a monkey? Write what you want to write about instead of what the market demands. This way, you can keep your integrity, which can be […]Read More Writing Tips!