Posts Tagged: process

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 41

FIND WAYS TO SURPRISE YOURSELF I have found the element of surprise to be the most enjoyable part of the writing process. I have great faith that I will eventually be surprised by something totally unplanned and tinged, almost, with a whiff of magic. This knowledge helps get me through those periods when I feel… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 11

READING FOR VOICE Many advice-givers tell writers to just forge ahead when writing the first draft, not stopping to correct and/or change. I agree. But if my story is character-driven (which it almost always is) characters have distinctive “voices”. So every morning I skim what I’ve already written, to review the tone and cadence of… Read more »