Listening to Your Characters

He wasn’t a smart guy, but he thought he was. And that was the crux. I believed him and tried to make him do things a smart guy would do. And then I got stuck. Many times. What had started out as a fun, simple short story that I figured I’d wrap up in a couple of days wound up …

When Two Should Become One

Hey, a post about writing! It’s about time, yeah? I’m halfway through my latest draft of Wolf’s Tail and am dissatisfied. Shocker, I know. Of course the notion that a writer hates his writing in the middle of a book is not unfamiliar to you guys. It comes with the territory. But my frustration begins with a style I’ve been employing throughout this story. Specifically, …

Wallace Griffin
The Story Iceberg

Who are You?

Hello friends, It’s been awhile since I’ve discussed parts of my writing process, so I thought I’d share my latest slice ‘o’ writing life. After putting down nearly 10,000 new words on the second (or so) incarnation of Wolf’s Tail, I began to feel a nagging sense of dissatisfaction. While there were improvements over the last iteration, I just didn’t feel the story was all it …

Weekly Recap – March 15th, 2013

Back in the office and it’s been a busy week. *** I spent about six days drafting and refining a little anecdote from my past, Lanes Lane. I enjoyed writing this, largely because it gave me the opportunity to work on my prose while not having to build a story from scratch. The bones were already there and, per Alfred …