It turns out that in trying not to write too many blog posts about writing, I’ve written quite a few. Here are some of my favourites.
If you want to design a magic system for a fantasy novel, these questions might help you. Or they might not. Either way, they’re free.
Because everything I wanted to say didn’t fit in one post.
Strategies to avoid looking like a gherkin when good things happen to other people (particularly your writer friends).
I’ve decided to pursue trade (traditional) publication. Here I try to explain the madness that led to this decision.
You can start open battles in the streets of writing forums by claiming that writer’s block doesn’t exist. It’s not exactly that I’m going to do that…
I decided to write a sequel for my WIP, and in days I went from having no idea what it might be about to having dozens of ideas. Here’s how.
Roget the thesaurus enjoys turning clear English into incomprehensible babble. Watch him mutilate a perfectly readable excerpt from my short story, The Emperor’s Cat.
Blogging is still a get-rich-quick scheme, assuming the riches you’re talking about aren’t money. Here are some of the things you might get out of blogging.
I’ve beta read a lot lately. Here’s how I beta read, and what writers I beta read for do that makes me love them or never want to talk to them again.
I love books on writing craft and read them all the time. Here’s why.
It’s not a competition about whose reasons for writing make them more of a real writer. What matters is how much you enjoy the writing and how much your readers enjoy the reading.
How I generate ideas for blog posts and stories.