It occurred to me this week, as I muscled through the final section of Draft 10 of my current long-form project, that a rest would soon be in order. I have a tendency
What are your fears? The big ones, and the little. My BIGGEST little fear is spiders (anything with more than four legs really, but spiders most of all). This first day of the
Meander, Spiral, Explode might be my new bible. But before I get into why, I'll confess: I'm a structure nerd. It wasn't always this way. When I first started writing fiction (which followed on the
I spend a lot of time reading children's books these days. And now that my older son is a toddler, he has very strong opinions about what books he'll sit still for—gone are
Of all the ways to learn how to write, the one that gets the least love--perhaps because it's the least glamorous--is learning the read like a writer. But the truth is, most of
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