“Write what you know.” It’s classic writing advice, but recently on social media, I saw someone ask if it was “good” advice. And much to my surprise, a fair number of people said, no. As if it were a ridiculous idea that fiction writers, especially, should know what they’re writing about. While I kind of… Read More Writing What You Know
I’m just starting work on a new novel, so this seems like a great time to talk about turning ideas into stories. Of course, there’s no magic formula, and if anyone ever tells you there is, you should be very suspicious. But there’s no harm in reading what other writers have to say about their… Read More Starting a New Novel
It’s the fantasy, isn’t it? That life as a writer means getting up at the crack of dawn, shuffling off to the kitchen in your sloppy but cute topknot and yoga pants for some coffee, and clacking away at the keyboard for an hour or two before anyone else gets up? The coffee mug is always classy… Read More What If You Can’t Write Every Day?