Why is Writing Well so Difficult?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Why is writing well so difficult? It seems easy. When we talk, we don’t have difficulty communicating. On the other hand, our appraisal of our chatter is not strict, not until we have to make a speech or a presentation. And when we speak face to face we receive feedback—discussion, questions, body language—to check how […]

Editing Review: Stranger in a Strange Land

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

I’m reading Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein, but not for the first time. Many, many years ago it was my ‘bible’; the good book that I read from before going to sleep. As an agnostic faux-intellectual college student I latched on to Heinlein’s unconvinced, usually cynical attitudes toward politics, government, society, and […]

Post-NaNoWriMo 2011, or, Begining the second version of the 3DayNovel

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

So I didn’t make the 20,000 words in eleven days to total 50,000 for my manufactured NaNoWriMo for this year, but I did manage to come up with close to 15,000, and have kept at it since then, though at a much slower pace. But after spending two weeks since then trying to add scenes […]