The Dangers of NaNoWriMo

Oh, all right. I confess—I’ve completely abandoned all efforts at NaNoWriMo. Nothing has shut down my desire to write as thoroughly since the last time I had major surgery. For me, NaNoWriMo turned fiction writing, which should be about creativity and inspiration, into an exercise in brute-force statistical manipulation. I mean, I could easily make […]

The Dangers of Bad Editing

While I make a lame and pathetic attempt to catch up on all the NaNoWriMo words I HAVEN’T written (see, I told you this would be like dieting—I’m just too contrary for my own good) — please enjoy this humorous depiction of the dangers of bad editing.      

Write What You Don’t Know

That, in a nutshell, is my writing advice to you for the day. Or the week. In fact, it’s my writing advice for your whole life. Because if you already know all about something, you’ll get bored right quick. Or anyway, I get bored right quick, so I find writing what I don’t know works way […]