NaNoWriMo says: “Write. Write. Write. Stop over-thinking it, stop pre-editing yourself, stop stopping. Sit down, shut up, and write.” It’s a worthy message.
Archive for On Writing
Writing historical fiction sure is a lot of hard work. Really, why bother?
These gorgeous little book-length essays showcase compelling writing on an expanding array of the everyday.
It used to be that word definitions and accepted usage shifted gradually over years and multiple editions of Websters. What to make of language evolution in real-time?
Des Cooper discusses how her fiction has been shaped by external expectations and pressures even as it explores the interior life that pushes out against those boundaries.
Good editing makes good books. Authors and publishers forget this at their peril.
A recap of the Books Alive! 2017 Washington Writers Conference, held by the Washington Independent Review of Books.
Can a stingray wound become literary gold? Does the stingray get a vote? Hmm. Whose story is it?
What is a reviewer to do when faced with a favorite author’s disappointing latest book?
Noir thriller writer E. A. Aymar discusses dark impulses, character empathy, and Star Wars with Jenny Yacovissi.