Baby Steps

Work it out. Take it one step at a time. We don't always get what we want, when we want it. Stop freaking out. Try again... These are things I say to my five-year-old a lot. Like, multiple times a day, sometimes an hour. And often when I am huffing the words at him, I am …

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On Writing a Novel: Drafting until it’s Drafted

Drafting — or as I described it in my post on planning and research — the horrible, rough, manic, shit-storm that makes beautiful novels possible. Just as planning and research is accomplished in different forms depending on the specific writer's process, drafting happens for each writer in a way only they can truly understand. It …

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