Tag: Blog

Focus on Writing for 2019

While I was preparing a post about the new Google phone I preordered, I ran across this quote from Alan Dean Foster: “The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.”  That got me thinking about my blog. I really love its layout and content, but for 2019, I plan to stick to all things that pertain…

Who Should Critique Your WIP?

I recently read a story that I liked from someone in my writing community. The author is planning to self-publish using Amazon. Seeing a problem with the protagonist’s special abilities, I privately emailed the author to address my concerns. The author was grateful and embraced my feedback.  But should critique pointing out a flawed character or story come from our…

The Day I Discovered Writing Is Not Easy…

I Remember That Day. I finished the first chapter of a sci-fi story in which a sentient AI navigating a spaceship by herself was dancing, or more like gyrating to a tune playing through the ship. She moved from deck to deck by sliding down something like a fireman’s pole. Someone in my writing group looked at me and said,…