For those of us who want to make a living writing, we often get bogged down by all we need to learn about craft, all we need to know about publishing, and all we need to do about marketing.
While I'm completely in favor of doing All The Things to create wonderful stories and send them out to readers, we can find ourselves missing out on the joy that used to fuel our storytelling.… Read the post
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