Category Archives: Mechanics

Dear Comics

It’s not you, it’s me. I want to fall in love with you, I really do. All of my friends say that you’re really great. And you are great, really. I’m just not feeling it. I just can’t get into the way that you tell stories. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always […]

Handwriting Your Novel— Part One

Neil Gaiman does it. J. K. Rowling, too. Truman Capote, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare— most of the greats of English literature have done it. Yet when I tell people that I write my novels in longhand they react as though I am some kind of exotic creature. Writerii masochisteria, perhaps.

A View from a Park Bench

Imagine a story as a living, breathing planet. A lot of people live on it, and each one has his or her own perception of life. Everyone sees everything differently. In theory, every story has just as many perspectives. How do you know which one is important? There are a lot of things to consider, […]