Inspiration #18

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “High-school and college teachers of “creative writing” (what other kind is there?) often are too gentle with their students. Their idea is that the students should … More Inspiration #18

When FILDI Kicks In

Day Twenty-Six: Aprox. 20,000 of 50,000 words Last Sunday’s inspiration post mentioned something called FILDI, which means “Fuck it, let’s do it!” It is that beautiful moment when we suddenly remember that everything is temporary anyway, and if we don’t get it done, it never will have a chance to suck and to just do … More When FILDI Kicks In

Cosmic Accidents

Me: Hey, God! Check this out! I’m totally making plans! God: Lol! Good luck with that. This month is starting to feel like the punch line to a long and drawn out joke. The pressure is on with this 12 novels project along with me characteristically biting off much more than I can chew, such … More Cosmic Accidents

Inspiration #17

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! I normally really dislike videos in blogs, but this one is a must-see. Please watch it. You will be glad you did. And as a note, … More Inspiration #17

Inspiration #17

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “As a writer, you must maintain your basic integrity: You must be true to what you believe in, nd you must write mainly for yourself. If … More Inspiration #17

A Mad Idea

Day Four: Unknown of 50,000 words We’ve all heard the advice to write what you know. Less common is the advice to write what you want to know. This is the school of thoughts tend to subscribe to, and I’ve been finding that when I learn something in the course of writing it sticks in … More A Mad Idea