Author W. Somerset Maugham famously said, "There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
Maybe there aren't any rules per se, but there are suggestions given often enough that they almost seem like rules for writers.… Read the post
Things that are never the same: snowflakes, fingerprints, and a writer’s process. While surely there are more one-of-kind instances, process is the topic I’ve popped in to chat about today. It’s a good choice, since I flunked meteorology back in the eighth grade and my fingerprint knowledge is limited to a thorough Google search.… Read the post
Mine is the last of our writing process throwdowns (or in my case, throw up). In case you missed the others, here they are: Fae, Orly, Jenny.
I’ve been dreading this. Not because I’m embarrassed - I’m of the school that if it works, DO IT! … Read the post
Okay Orly, you say you're a pantser, and for the first draft, I agree you are. But then you happily flip into complete, committed plotter. All those post-its? Nope, I'd say you're a "hybrid-pantser."
Me, I'm pantser through and through.… Read the post
By Laura Drake
I belong to the Women’s Fiction chapter of RWA. We just completed a month-long Write-a-Thin (you’d have had to have been there,) and it was wonderful, on many levels (not for me, on the ‘Thin’ part, but that’s another blog altogether.)
Since I’m so anal regimented in my schedule, I didn’t think I needed the external motivation of a group with goals. … Read the post