Not too long ago, I came across some interesting trivia about the late great author Terry Pratchett. He would try to write at least 400 words each day: on that simple schedule, he wrote dozens of highly acclaimed novels across his lifetime. Hearing about this inspired me to attempt a little more experimentation with my … Continue reading Timed Writing vs. Word Count Goals: Which Is Better?
When I first started this writing blog, I had a simple goal in mind: keep a clear, consistent schedule. Once a week, I would put up a new post. It didn't sound like a bad idea at the time. I had lots of potential subjects to choose from, and I considered myself pretty good at … Continue reading How To Write When There’s Work To Be Done
For the first post in my writing advice series, I thought it would be appropriate to tackle the subject of how one begins writing: not just beginning a story, but beginning an everyday writing session. The biggest secret about writing is that the physical act of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) is … Continue reading The Problem of Beginning + First Draft Anxiety