These are great stories well told, and there are things that we, as novelists, can learn from these writers.
I take fifteen minutes, and write down five first lines. No judgements, just write them down. Then I scratch out the one I like least. Repeat step two until only one remains.
We’re getting towards the end of November now, and for anyone participating in NANO, you should be coming to the end of your 50,000 words, with a… Read more “Deciding to Finish”
If you are a writer, you write. That’s all, but it’s not all. If you’re a writer, you’re learning about people and things all the time, because you never know what you can use in your story.
Of course, you’ve heard it before. Antagonists work better when they themselves are whole, well rounded people, not just bogyman punching bags for the protagonist. And as… Read more “Writing Prompt Saterday: Who Loves your Antagonist?”
NANO 2014 Have you heard of NANO yet? I’m guessing the answer’s yes, because every single blog site and social media outlet I subscribe to is talking… Read more “You should do NANO”
Basically, I’d look at Google Translate like you would a screwdriver. You need it, and you need to know how to use it, because it’s a fact of life that you are going to need it.