Archive for the writing fiction Tag

Designing the Read

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. Anne Lamott   When you set out to write, you’re designing the read for a certain type of reader – you. So the question is, What inspires you?  As I mentioned last week, powerful writing comes from powerful editing. So when you edit and when
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On Writing Novels

Thanks for grace these few months while the blog’s been on hiatus. I’ve been writing a fair amount, and learning a lot about my process. Though I’ve edited for years, I still know surprisingly little about the real writing of books. And specifically novels. Certainly it’s an occupation that takes a good while to learn and requires special mental tools
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