Writing into the Dark

Experiment time… I’ve recently finished reading an ebook by Dean Wesley Smith called Writing into the Dark. As the name implies, it’s about writing fiction without a plan. Most of you writers know this as pantsing (though Google Chrome is obviously not a writer, because it’s giving me a squiggly red line beneath the word). Dean shares tips on the method and …

The Grownup

This was a fun one. Thanks, Oliver, for the motivation to try something a little different. I could have kept editing this baby into oblivion, but the whole purpose of this contest is to win some editorial feedback. So at some point, I just had to set it free. Here is proof of this story finding its footing on paper. …

Weekly Recap – May 17th, 2013

For the most part, this week was pretty uneventful. I grabbed some tea with a good friend, read more of my research books, made some noise about why it’s taking forever and a day to write my novel, and admired my wife’s handiwork. How about I share some great articles I came across this week? Building Professional Relationships by Jae Dansie …

Losing NaNoWriMo

Good morning readers! Oliver Gray, my partner in writing crime (though we try hard not to break the Strunk & White Laws), gave me the opportunity to write a guest piece for his blog. As I promised a few posts back, I discuss what I learned from losing NaNoWriMo. If you were a fellow loser, I hope you find some comfort …