Growing up Robert Heinlein was one of my favorite authors. My father is the one who introduced me to his work and between that and Joe Haldeman's The Forever War I became forever hooked on good science fiction. As unbelievably imaginative as Heinlein was, he was also an extremely pragmatic writer. A good friend of mine … Continue reading Heinlein’s Rules for Living as a Writer
David Safford over at The Write Practice has a spot on article on the key ingredient when it comes to actually being a writer vice just trying to be a writer: discipline. The truth of the matter is that no matter how talented I think I am, talent alone is never enough. Practice is what I, … Continue reading Discipline, Discipline, Discipline…
This is a great article at Being Author about one of the biggest reasons any of us, myself especially included, put off writing, i.e., self-doubt. Procrastinating definitely comes natural to me and I'm a master at after the fact justification for why I didn't get something done. It's easy and I never fail when I don't … Continue reading Start Writing Now!
AJ Dalton, author of the Empire of Saviours fantasy trilogy, does a great job outlining a lot of the common mistakes new writers, such as myself, can be prone to make in this article over at SFF World. What I think is interesting is how these technical issues are the same ones that literary fiction writers need … Continue reading The Ties Between Literary Fiction & Genre
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