Monthly Archives: July 2011

It’s New Year’s Day!…all year round.

I wanted to say a little something about discipline because people have asked me what my writing schedule is like. I know some writers work every day at the same time of day. Joyce Carol Oates writes from 8:00 to … Continue reading

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328,560 words

I wrote 2,801 new fiction words this week. I spent a lot of time editing and doing research.

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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

So you’ve just finished the first draft of a short-story or novel. Now what do you do? There are different theories about this. If you are a Heinlein Rules of Writing purist, than you’ll probably run your story through a spell-check, … Continue reading

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The Art of Fiction

One of the books that has helped me the most as a novice writer is The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner. For several years I’d heard writers talk about The Art of Fiction, yet … Continue reading

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325,759 words

This was a slow week since I only wrote 4,010 new words. I spent most of the week transcribing chapters of a novel that I hand-wrote a couple of weeks ago. I enjoy handwriting, but transcribing sucks.

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