What should I write about?

What should I write about?

What should I write about?

Since How to Write is now a little more than a week away, I am considering this question that I hear so often. What should I write about? We all face this dilemma when we sit down to pen something. I personally keep a pretty lengthy list of folders in my Document section devoted to ideas. And when I have an idea, I write it out and save it over there. So when the time comes to begin something new, I have plenty of ideas to choose from. I am not going to discuss WHERE ideas come from because that

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How to Write : Books

How to Write : Books

Since I am going to commit to writing a book on this blog beginning next month, and I intend to teach as I do it, it seemed a good idea to post up a few books for anyone out there interested in a list of books on how to write. haha. How to write books on how to write. Very good. Clarity. Okay, so here is the list and it is not complete by any means. I also want to say that I personally have not read all of these. I have read a few. John Gardner: The Art of

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Is there such a thing as BAD WRITING?

Is there such a thing as BAD WRITING?

Okay, this is a discussion-aching sort of post. I know a few people who have a strong opinion on the matter. Please feel free to speak up. I am posting my two centavos for what they are worth. And I suspect it ain’t much. The question is: Can you write badly? Is there such a thing as BAD WRITING? And truly, I am not talking about spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Lord knows, I am the worst at that. IF that were the case, then I wouldn’t be asking this question. Here is why I am asking if there is such

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Interview with Francis Powell, author of Flight of Destiny

Meet Francis Powell, fellow author and new friend! Share about yourself I was born in a “dormitory town” called Reading, not famous for much, apart from a huge Rock festival, and for the fact that Oscar Wilde was sent to prison there and wrote “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. My family then moved to a farm in the country, in Sussex, not too far from London. I was sent aged eight, to a boarding school, so I would spend long periods away from my family.  Imagine having regular prison sentences, imposed upon you, as a child. At some of the

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Pen names: who uses them?

Pen names: who uses them?

Welcome to another day of questions…I know I know–who cares, right? Well, you might if you are an author or reader with a curious mind. I am writing today about pen names and how on earth one keeps them “anonymous”. I think some authors are sort of nonchalant about whether someone knows they are the “pen name” or not. But I know of at least two people who really want to hide behind the pen name for good reasons. They are business people, professionals who happen to write erotic novels on the side. Bully for them. But how does one

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