Tag Archives: starting

Start. Stop. Fix it. Ugh.

I can keep this week’s post very short. The easiest thing about writing? Writing. Telling the story, inventing characters, creating places and events and conflicts and disasters. Delving into the motivations of the cast of sundry folk that make the plot twist and turn. That’s easy. The penultimate hardest part? Starting. Pushing past the inertia of […]

Whispers and Running Starts

For me, the hardest part of any story is figuring out where to begin. I think everything you write, whether it be a short story or a novel or even a chapter of a novel, has multiple points of entry. The challenge is finding that introductory sweet spot that both grabs the reader and gives […]