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Independent Writer/Publisher Update: March 28th, 2021

Independent Writer/Publisher Update: March 28th, 2021

Independent Writer/Publisher Update: March 28th, 2021 It’s been a while since I published anything to the Kindle. I hope to fix that soon. Let’s go over what I’ve been up to during the last year—besides dodging a global pandemic. Here it is: your independent...
Writing Process – The Tyranny of Digital

Writing Process – The Tyranny of Digital

Writing Process – The Tyranny of Digital Defining the Problem Sometimes our writing process can be hindered by the tools we choose–or the tools we’re forced to choose because they’re the ones most in vogue. I turned eighteen in 1984 so I spent...
Don’t Just Dive Into Your Writing Projects

Don’t Just Dive Into Your Writing Projects

Don’t Just Dive Into Your Writing Projects Don’t just dive into your writing projects. It doesn’t work. How do I know? Because it’s my default approach to writing, and I have boxes (and hard drives) full of unfinished stories. But allow me to clarify: By...
Writers: Don’t Be Stingy with the Detail

Writers: Don’t Be Stingy with the Detail

Writers: Don’t Be Stingy with the Detail I have a tendency to write lean — as in close-to-the-bone. Take me as a cautionary tale. In other words, writers, don’t be stingy with the detail. In my college days, I was compared to Hemingway from time to time,...
Writing Process – It Takes Two Ideas – Part 2

Writing Process – It Takes Two Ideas – Part 2

Writing Process – It Takes Two Ideas – Part 2 In the writing process, it takes two ideas–rubbing against one another–to make a satisfying premise. In this post, I’m going to give a real-world example. I don’t know George R. R. Martin, and...