It’s been said that professional writers don’t worry about other writers stealing their ideas. I’m sure it doesn’t happen often, but it’s gotta happen sometimes, right? Because, everything’s a remix, after all. That is, there are very few new ideas
What does it mean for a writer to fail? It could mean several things. It might mean a simple failure to communicate. The words become garbled, or overly-complicated, and the reader fails to understand, or worse, receives a completely different message than the
Doing It For The Money
It’s an age-old debate, and an old joke. The term “starving artist” is part of our vernacular. But lest we forget that some enter the arts to make money, and are often disappointed, I stumbled across this tweet today: WRITING
Where Do These Characters Come From?
I really have no idea. As I said yesterday, as you edit you will come across sections of the book you don’t even remember writing. The most striking thing about this is that the characters are saying and doing things
Can We Talk… Politics?
Look, I know the old saying that there are two things you don’t talk about in polite company: religion and politics. I used to think that most people understood this maxim and the reasons why. But with the advent of
A Writer Writes, Always
It’s a well-known quote by Billy Crystal’s character Larry Donner in the movie Throw Momma From The Train (which is coming up on its 30th anniversary, by the way – oy, I’m old), but is it true? I’m not sure
Obviously, a writer writes because they want people to read their work. But this early in the process, you may not feel comfortable letting just anyone read it – you are looking for honest feedback on the quality of the
So let’s say that I’ve accepted a challenge to write something here every day for the next 30 days. Could I do it? I’m not sure. But I guess I’m going to give it a go. You can tell from