David Farland On Editing Your Novel

I get David Farland's Daily Kick in the Pants newsletter and it's always brimming with insightful and helpful tips on all facets of the writing life. You may recall a while back I blogged about David's son, Ben Wolverton, who suffered severe brain trauma in a tragic long-boarding accident. It's been over sixty days since the … Continue reading David Farland On Editing Your Novel

Hugh Howey on Discoverability

Starting out on this journey I initially burdened myself with the mistaken belief that if I put my all into my writing, write the best story I can, package it with a nice eye-catching cover, the discoverability part would take care of itself. I was so wrong. In a sea of books, how do you … Continue reading Hugh Howey on Discoverability

This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”

As you know I'm a Neil Gaiman fan. Well, this morning I found an article written by Chris Lough in which Gaiman talks about two of his upcoming new books, Fortunately, the Milk and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Gaiman explains the backstories and motivation for writing these stories and then he shares a little about … Continue reading This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”

Joss Whedon On The Contradictions of Being

Screenwriter, producer, composer, director, comic book author, and doer of many other things, Joss Whedon delivered the 2013 Wesleyan commencement address. It's a good speech. He talks about the contradiction between your body and your mind, and your mind and itself, and "how these contradictions and these tensions are the greatest gift that we have". He talks about being … Continue reading Joss Whedon On The Contradictions of Being