Kill your darlings. It’s one of the pieces of writing advice you hear all the time. But until recently, it never really meant anything to me. I had no problem cutting scenes from a story, or even cutting a whole character. Obviously I was sooo advanced of a writer that I didn’t need the old… Read More Die, Darlings, Die!
I celebrated my application to Clarion the only way that made sense – by not writing at all for 2 weeks. I mean, what’s more fun: working on your writing, or Twitter-stalking everyone who applied to Clarion, making calendars in your head about when people heard in previous years and comparing it to this year,… Read More Getting Back on the (Writing) Horse
I’ve just discovered the Writing Excuses podcast, and I can’t believe it took me so long. Brandon Sanderson, one of the four authors who hosts the podcast, is one of my favorite writers, and I’m always looking for new writing resources. I’m in extra luck, because this year the podcasts are being structured as a… Read More Idea Farming