Are write-ins and feedback sessions valuable? Or does routinely sharing first drafts lead to writer's block?
How many drafts is too many? When do you know to let a piece of writing go?
In which I cap off a dark year by publishing a dark piece.
Hit a creative block? Switch up your writing habits to get yourself over the hump.
Can't quite pin-point the problems with your first draft? Struggling with an outline? The Beat Sheet is here to help.
Pitching a story in a single phrase not only gets you to the heart of a complicated mess, but can help brainstorm future projects.
Understanding what it is you like as reader will help you figure out what to do as a writer.
First drafts don't have to be perfect, they just have to be complete.
In which Sad Mag kindly label me as "notable."
Sometimes I feel like an asshole for complaining about the winter when I live in Vancouver. I see photos posted by friends who live elsewhere in Canada and they deal with Real Winter. Real Winter, to me, is snow and toques and leaving for work half-an-hour early to navigate the ice. Real Winter only really lasts a day … Continue reading The Winter Months