With the end of the Second World War, we turned a corner that left the world much more complicated than it had been only a few years prior. The atom bomb was a very real, very frightening weapon of which the United States did not long remain the exclusive master. In the new and escalating […]
I’ve decided to make a go at NaNoWriMo this year, but since my current focus is editing I’m setting my goal to 50hrs of editing.
In sci-fi, the setting can provide interesting challenges, especially if you want the story to be firmly grounded in the real world.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last fifty years of scientific advancement and the expansion of our understanding of the known universe, it’s that life is rare and the universe is out to get us.
One of the eternal, fundamental debates among the community of writers is between the “plotters” and the “pantsers.” Plotters stand on the side of order behind a phalanx of outlines, character sketches, and spreadsheets, while pantsers stand on the side of chaos, poised over a blank page, ready to spill words.
A friend recently asked me how I spend my writing time, about the habits that help me finish a story.
When you’re writing a story, do you shoot for a daily word count and stop when you reach it, or do you just sit down and see where the work takes you?