Some of my best stories are written in the car. No, this isn’t some kind of distracted driving where there’s a typewriter on my lap and people in traffic are swearing at me and waving their fists. I’m talking about what’s going on in my head. I’ve taken to turning the radio off and putting […]Read more "Writing while driving"
I like to have a lead, a hero, a protagonist who changes emotionally. I read one James Paterson book. I hated it. I have read others in that genre. It is not for me. I don’t need to see a character running around like James Bond, where nothing touches him personally and he is strictly […]Read more "The Journey of the Character"
My target is to write 1000 words a day. I know, this is a paltry standard compared to some. This is usually an hour and a half of work. H. Bedford Jones, the pulp star of the 1920s, claimed to write 4-5 hours a day. He said once he wrote a 25,000 word novel in […]Read more "The Writing Experience"