Being Friday evening already, I have little doubt that most of you are busy readying yourselves for the inevitable carnival of debauchery that comes with the arrival of the weekend. Well, unless you're like me, in which case you're planning to sit in the comfy chair later tonight, play a few cutthroat rounds of Words … Continue reading A Post Of Many Posts
Sometimes I get the feeling deep down in the hard, crystally, freezer-burnt depths of my stinky soul that I’m not being as prolific a blogger as I’d like to be these days. Because the fact of the matter is… HEY! WAIT! Come back! Look, I know you’re about a millisecond away from closing this browser … Continue reading Puddin’s Got A Brand New Gig
There’s a pretty well-known, damn near universal set of Official Obstacles for anyone writing with the intent of being published. You’ll spend countless hours making words—and later, making them shiny and minty fresh—while having roughly zero certainty that anyone besides your significant other and possibly your mother will read it. You’ll having to explain to … Continue reading How To Cheat As A Middle Grade Writer (Part 1)
So, I guess when I wrote this post about the little, everyday rewards I’d give myself after accomplishing a day’s word count, I promised that after finishing the initial draft of OTHER THING, I’d write a post about how I actually go about the work of drafting a novel. And, well, as you can see … Continue reading How I (actually) write a book
No, you don't have to say Gesundheit. NaNoWriMo (typically pronounced "nan-o-ri-mo", or by occasionally "nan-o-ree-mo") is kind of an abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month. Although, really, I though abbreviations are supposed to be, you know, short. But whatever, I'm not going to nit pick. So, what is this National Novel Writing Month thing? Well, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Whoozy Whatzit Now?