God Complex · Ink-Stained Frustrations · Story Development · Technicalities of Writing

My Plotting Technique

Plotting Technique is perhaps one of the most important aspects of Novel Writing, unless of course you are a pure Pantser, and so I worship your genius. But even then you may decide that plotting post Pantsing your way through draft one, might be useful for your editing and rewriting process. I am a plotter;… Continue reading My Plotting Technique

Ink-Stained Frustrations · Reviews · Technicalities of Writing

What do you want from a review?

I read a review to find out whether I would enjoy the book or show. I want to get an idea of what the story is about and what it is like. I often look for interesting new ideas and concepts, so I want to know if the story gives me this. I want to… Continue reading What do you want from a review?

Technicalities of Writing

Writer vs Novelist

A Writer is someone who writes. A Novelist is someone who writes novels. Why is the difference so important, when technically a writer can be a novelist and a novelist can be a writer? Because if you choose to call yourself a novelist, you are limiting yourself to novels. Certainly you can be more than… Continue reading Writer vs Novelist

Daunting Concepts · Ink-Stained Frustrations · Technicalities of Writing

Work? Never!

Work? Optional! If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time? Now this is an interesting question that many of us would probably never actually find out the answer for. If we were so rich we did… Continue reading Work? Never!

Ink-Stained Frustrations · Technicalities of Writing

“Write drunk, edit sober”, Ernest Hemingway?

“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.” from The Writer

Technicalities of Writing · Writing Prompt Creations

Writing for Me? or Writing for You?

I am throwing the rule book out the window and forgetting my audience. When I begin to develop a story, I often get stopped in my tracks by the thought whether what I’m developing is too much for the audience, whether I’m limiting my audience by my choice of what I include in the story,… Continue reading Writing for Me? or Writing for You?