Posts made in February, 2014

Write what you know. And by that, I mean write what you feel.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 | 2 comments

Write what you know. And by that, I mean write what you feel.

“Write what you know.” It’s an axiom I often follow, but I’m not sure it should be seen as a rule. More important, I think, is to write what you feel.

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On Writing the Climax

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 | 0 comments

On Writing the Climax

I’m talking about that moment in a book when all the plot lines are running full steam. You’ve spent 100 pages or more laying tracks, loading in fuel, stoking fires, buffing shiny parts and building up a head of steam for each of your story lines. All three of them. Or four. Or more, even. You’ve put a lot of work into getting them going, and now, suddenly, they are MOVING.
Downhill.

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On NOT writing every day

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 | 5 comments

On NOT writing every day

Sure, I’d love to do nanowrimo and produce a novel in a month. IF I COULD TAKE A MONTH OFF FROM MY FAMILY. Or my job.

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A Reading at Capital University

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 | 0 comments

A Reading at Capital University

I’ve been asked to read from Washashore and talk for a bit about writing and publishing at Capital University next Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, so if you are in the neighborhood, drop on...

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