What I do well

on January 26, 2016

So when I talk about writing, I mention perseverance as being key to my success. I wrote for 14 years before I was published, and by that I mean, I WROTE. I wrote full novels; I tried to get them pubbed. (This was before the advent of self-publishing, and I’m not sure what my voyage…

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So you wanted to know about process

on January 14, 2016

Okay, maybe not YOU, but a writer pal asked in December if I would write a post about my research process, and I said SURE. Here’s the most important thing to remember: I AM ALWAYS RESEARCHING. Everything I read, everything I watch on TV or film, everything I take in is fodder for work. Sometimes…

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In which we’re talking about Principles of Writing

on November 7, 2013

So, reader Nancy asked if I would write a post about my principles of writing. And just putting it down in black and white makes it seem like I should call it PRINCIPLES OF WRITING which is scary and formal and way too serious. We should probably just call it Stuff I Think About Writing….

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