Tag Archives: readers

Submit or Perish

Writers are masochists. They have to be. Otherwise, they would never put up with the whole thing. Writing is a painful process. Don’t get me wrong. Everyone loves the first draft, some writers even enjoy re-writing, but I don’t know a single person that loves submission. Even the name sounds bad, as if you are […]

Handing Over the Keys

“All meanings, we know, rely on the key of interpretation.” – George Eliot The axiom in writing is always “show, don’t tell.” With due respect to the originator, sometimes in writing, you should tell. In fact, that is one of the advantages of prose over screenwriting. In screenwriting, you are forced to show out of […]

Who are you and what do you want?: Developing characters and finishing what I start

Back when I never finished anything, I used to just give my characters a name and a situation and watch the ‘fun’. But it wasn’t enough, I cannot be pantsless (See Confabulator Ted Boone’s Pants are optional. Plans are not. | Confabulator Cafe.) and I never finished anything! And it wasn’t all that fun, either.  […]