Everyone loves a happy ending. At the end of a novel we want to read the equivalent of “And they lived happily ever after.” But is that realistic? 251 more words
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With the submission of my writing program application now behind me, thoughts turn once again to my soon-to-be supreme masterpiece, CHIMPANZEVIL!!!
As a writer part of getting better is learning your rhythms, your pace, you flaws, your strengths….and all to the purpose of knowing whether you’re fucking up or not. 618 more words
I recently finished the ‘first draft’ of my novel. I’m calling it the first draft even though I have written this book before. If I counted every draft I started since this project entered my mind it would probably be my eighth/tenth/fifteenth (I lose count) draft and yet I am reluctant to call it that. 217 more words
The first and quickest part of the writing process, for me, is getting the first draft done. Quite like writing non-fiction, I start anywhere. It might be an introduction to the character, a scene that may be incorporated, or a piece of dialog. 430 more words