Don’t forget to fill your creative well before you sit down to write. Writing requires alot of research, planning and acting like a sponge to get a feel for your novel’s subject matter. Great article from Kristen Lamb on fueling the creative process and gearing up for NaNoWriMo.
I love all of you, so it might be best to hear this from me. Sit down. We need to talk. Writers are….”different.” This might not be news to some of you, but I imagine others of you are in denial. I know I was for ages. We try SO HARD to be normal, but normal is just so, so, so…
Our “differentness” weirds normal people out, because they’ve been trained by TV what the writer’s life should look like.
Just like DNA analysis takes less than 10 minutes on an episode of Rizzoli & Isles and the bad guy is caught and in cuffs in less than an hour, what “looks” like writing and the creative process in movies? Kind of isn’t. Not even CLOSE.
Too often, pop culture paints authors as caricatures instead of pros. We mainline coffee (okay, that’s accurate), are…
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