Tag: Creative Process

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It may sound silly coming from someone who, by and large, writes for a living, but I am at a loss as to where to start when it comes to learning to write fiction. Even better, learning to write fiction people will pay to read. Maybe not a total loss. I know the first (and […]

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A recent contentious comment thread got me thinking about how I try to evaluate posts (and comments). Here are some criteria: Is what the person saying true or not? Do I like this person? Do I like the way this person has made their case? Is this person usually honest? Is this person usually level headed? […]

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Fictional Advice For Fictional Authors

 

shutterstock_172002743Writing a novel or two (or ten) is on my bucket list. I’ve jotted down ideas, notes, scraps of dialog from a dozen different stories. But I have yet to actually write a book… even a bad one. This, despite the ubiquitous advice from published authors that writing anything every day is the biggest step. Do Ricochet comments count?

I have read books on the various processes of many authors, which is a bit like asking people in every state in the USA for directions to Oklahoma City. Strangely, they disagree. Still, I appreciate the suggestions.

So what are your suggestions? Ricochet has more authors than Obama’s autobiography. What are some habits or surprises that worked for you?