How many drafts is too many? When do you know to let a piece of writing go?
Hit a creative block? Switch up your writing habits to get yourself over the hump.
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.
Each writer has a different approach to rules. For some, they're made to be broken, others they are mere guidelines, and even others, they are cliches to be avoided like the plague (guess which one I'm not). Anyway, advice in general is like excerpts from the bible: people cherrypick what works for them and ignore the rest. … Continue reading Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling
Momentum, like Mr. Darcy's good opinion, once lost is lost forever. Or so it seems. Something like a particularly nasty cold that lasts a week (especially when it is followed by Husband spending the whole next week sick with said cold) can wreak havoc on my momentum. Like coming back from vacation, or from an illness, or from … Continue reading The Granny Square Approach