It takes discipline to write.
It takes discipline to get up at 5:30 every morning and run several miles.
It takes discipline to do both every day before work.
This is how I’ve been living the last four days. The result? A couple thousand words worth of short story (still … Continue reading
Plotting for epic stories gets muddled fast. Simple stories with a few characters and a straightforward narrative … eh, well, I don’t write those. I like massive worlds with large casts of characters and intricate, interweaving arcs. For this reason, I find timelines useful. Until recently, however, I had not found … Continue reading
Writing a fantasy novel is a great excuse to draw some maps. Not that I need an excuse.
It may be trite, but that doesn’t make it any less true: writing a novel is very much the same as undertaking a long journey. I suppose the clichéd metaphor would be … Continue reading