sometimes

Sometimes the idea of writing makes me panic. Like, I have a visceral reaction and my heart rate goes up when I think about facing whatever my current project is. I’m afraid of ruining what isn’t there yet by getting my grubby writer hands on it. I’m afraid of not being good enough. Sometimes opening … More sometimes

rules, shmules

If you are a writer and you haven’t yet checked out Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling, click here. Very interesting, thought-provoking, and (I hope) useful for getting out of a writing funk. A few of the rules that stick out for me: #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #5: … More rules, shmules

ten years later…

A few hours ago I finished the first draft of a sci-fi/superhero novel. It’s not very good. Some of it is handwritten. There are some characters with names like X, Y, and Z. The name of the main character’s city changes a couple of times. Some sections are horrendous examples of the English language. But … More ten years later…