We live in a world where we truly are privileged to be able to write. We owe the people before us, and the ones who come after,…… Read more “A debt of honor”
Do the research. Know your characters better than you know yourself. Create a world as real as our own. One-eighth of that knowledge will show up in…… Read more “The Iceberg Principle”
This is the heading Another classic. There is a story in everything.
This is just a beautiful reminder of what our job is as writers, and how beautiful the result can be.
First, I would like to note that this quote was written in 1955. I chose not to edit it to make the wording more inclusive. None-the-less, it…… Read more “A conspiracy against your talent”
Yes, I realize this contradicts what I posted about needing to have time to write even if it means not participating in all kinds of activities, but…… Read more “Live a full life”
Perhaps this is worth repeating when people dismiss your writing. And when we dismiss our writing, saying “It’s only a novel.”
When we’re too close, when we are at the heart of the action, if we are writing about something that has just happened, we often miss the…… Read more “Writers are observers”
I have often said that writing is my heroine, my crack cocaine. I can’t live without it. I don’t know if it is a violent obsession, but…… Read more “Writing is an obsession”
Writing takes time. When we distract ourselves by busying ourselves with all kinds of extraneous activities and duties, we lose that time. We don’t necessarily become better…… Read more “Allow yourself the time you need”