The Creating

The Creating

I would not want any editor anywhere near me who believed anything approaching either, because clearly we are coming at this writing fiction thing from largely differing and even irreconcilable perspectives.

Those American Tourists

Those American Tourists

Now, on to Buzzfeed's "report" detailing certain Redditers' observations on American tourists...

One Night Layover

One Night Layover

"You're not going to want to miss this show!" we are told. Well, I wish I had missed it.

A Passionate Commitment

A Passionate Commitment

If you as a writer think writing is a breeze, in my view - and I suspect that of lots of others - you are NOT putting enough effort into it...

The (Writing) Support Bubble

The (Writing) Support Bubble

Here we see examples of the social media "support bubble" writers must avoid at all costs...

Jabbed At Last

Jabbed At Last

If ANY approved jab is available to you, don’t be foolish. Listen to doctors and have it.

“Friendly” European Places

“Friendly” European Places

To some cities I find "friendly" in various ways that were not on the magazine's readers' list.

Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

The path to removing yourself from the blinding spotlight of unwanted publicity is NOT to do an Oprah interview on CBS on a Sunday evening and anyone with half a brain knows that.

“It is what I know”

“It is what I know”

Lots of people apparently badly misunderstand the "write what you know" advice.

The First Five

The First Five

Let's have a brief look back at each of the first five U.S. presidents...

Remember Restaurants?

Remember Restaurants?

When I saw that article mentioned on Instagram again yesterday, I started to think about my own pandemic relationships.

The Varied “Viewpoints”

The Varied “Viewpoints”

Writing for readers is (to me) all about being creative and not being afraid to stick your neck out in order to try to get the story to best resonate with a reader.

Their Reader’s Eye

Their Reader’s Eye

Writing a book is, to me, mostly just barely controlled chaos. At the start of a new one, I set out a basic outline of a few pages of what I think may happen, including the ending. Subsequently, there is no real "pattern" to getting the bulk of it finished.

All Of The Authors’ Questions

All Of The Authors’ Questions

I find it far easier to write when I use something about myself as a basis for something fictional. I think that is so because I know then that because it is not technically fictional that it then makes the fictional writing that much more truly human.

#NaïveWritingAdvice

#NaïveWritingAdvice

Are many Twitter fiction writers age 7 or truly this naïve? I'm starting to wonder.