There is perhaps more writing advice in the known universe than there is actual writing. Or at least it can feel that way when you’re flailing around for a life raft during the apprenticeship phase of writing fiction (which, by all accounts, lasts anywhere between ten years and the rest of your life). 131 more words
One of the biggest challenges for writers is knowing when to stop. When to let the book go and move on to the next. But it’s tricky. 352 more words
I took art class four times when I was in high school. That was as much as I could manage—or that the school would allow. In fact, they created an “Art 4” just so I could take the class again and receive credit. 717 more words
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the self-publishing market, it’s slow but unmistakable deterioration, and how author-publishers should approach the problem of a dwindling capacity to get their work in front of readers rather than having their stories sink to the bottom of the self-published slush pile. 1,482 more words
I tend to work in one hour chunks. I set the alarm on my phone, and when it goes off, I move on to something else.