The Awesome Power of Short Fiction

I dedicate this post to those who love reading short stories and to those who love writing them (including this writer). I'm reblogging an article from ScreenCraft about why short stories make such great movies. On top of that, and as a way of confirming the above, a producer friend of a friend explained that short … Continue reading The Awesome Power of Short Fiction

Writers Write No Matter What

I'm in one of those moods today where I want to read about the masters and learn from them and see whether what I'm feeling inside is unique to me or just part of the process of writing fiction. We writers might fantasize about things, but when we write it's to share our fantasies with … Continue reading Writers Write No Matter What

7 Revolutionary Authors Who Decided to Self-Publish | Wise Ink’s Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

I'm reblogging this from Wise Ink's Blog. They usually publish awesome and practical advice on writing, plus they tend to inspire the living adverbs out of a writer. Today is no exception. The article deals with influential authors who initially self-published. I'm reblogging it because I never knew Hemingway published his first book himself and … Continue reading 7 Revolutionary Authors Who Decided to Self-Publish | Wise Ink’s Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

I have a new post out over at Venture Galleries. I talk about my writing and reading inspiration and why I'm unable to pinpoint only one author. "I have read so many books over the years I’ve forgotten most. A few do stand out, though, that had made an impression on me at the time I … Continue reading Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

Hemingway’s Formula to Mastery of Writing

I'm a big Ernest Hemingway fan. I admire the man, his writing and his flaws. Though not perfect, he wrote perfectly. He created art in a way that was different to how other writers did and he made it look easy. But therein lies his genius. It took him years of following other masters and … Continue reading Hemingway’s Formula to Mastery of Writing

Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Here is another piece from Brain Pickings on the difference between good writing and talented writing that I want to discuss. I'm fairly new to having my work read by the public and though I've been writing for many years, I think it would be arrogant of me to start handing out writing advice. There are many … Continue reading Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach

Those who frequent this blog know how much value I place on writing advice from other authors. To me, writing advice is like road signs on the way to whatever destination lies waiting for me over that shimmering hill in the distance. It shows me what rules to follow, what rules to ignore, and what rules … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach