So I’ve got a good rough draft done of a new project, and of course, I need to sit down and edit the hell out of it, but there’s something… Read more Once The Rough Draft Is Done, It’s Time To Paint #amwriting #writing #YA →
Today I want to point you toward a short but smartly packed interview with Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose, Foucault’s Pendulum, The Prague Cemetery and others.… Read more MasterClass Monday: Umberto Eco Reminds Us That ‘Real Literature Is About Losers’ →
As I mentioned previously, I do like to write the occasional fanfic just for fun, and about a year ago, I wrote a long-ish chapter in a series of… Read more Hello Story, My Old Friend #amwritingYA #amwriting #YA →
I give up. I tried. I really did. I sat through tutorials (multiple!) and I played around and doggedly made myself write several chapters in it. And I found it clunky and disjointed and not what I’m looking for. I want to make this clear though – I think this is entirely because of my personal bias. The software is good – really, really good. Lots you can use and you can pick and choose the parts of it that work for you. It’s all logical and makes great sense.
I was watching “About Time” over the weekend, (which is a wonderful movie from the same director as “Love Actually”) and there’s a great scene where Tim (the protagonist) meets… Read more Poof! Right Out Of My Head! #amwriting #amslowlygoingmad →
You probably know him best from his writing on The Avengers, Toy Story, Firefly and Buffy (among a few dozen other high-profile writing gigs), but did you know that Joss… Read more MasterClass Monday: Joss Whedon Tells It Like It Is #amwriting #YA #writing →
Back when I was in college, I had a terrific acting professor. Every so often in rehearsals, just to shake things up, he’d make us play a scene without the… Read more Writing A Death Means Feeling A Death →
That’s right, I’m kicking it old school this Monday and dropping these twelve timeless writing tips from good old Mark Twain. The first tip is perhaps his best known: to… Read more MasterClass Monday: Mark Twain Tells It Like It Is →