Research outtakes || Inflatable undergarments, anyone?

One size fits all! Just inflate for the desire shape! (And in case of shipwreck, no need to fret. You will bob along prettily while everyone else is stuck with those horrendous life preservers.) Research is one of my favorite parts of the writing process. The little details you discover can do so much to … More Research outtakes || Inflatable undergarments, anyone?

On Writing || What you aren’t writing

And the story begins to materialize, and another thing is happening, which is that you are learning what you aren’t writing, and this is helping you to find out what you are writing.” ~ Anne Lamott, bird by bird Right now I’m making my way through Anne Lamott’s bird by bird. One of the handful of writing books I’ve come across that … More On Writing || What you aren’t writing

On Writing || How (Not) to Write or Edit a Chapter

It’s time. You’ve been putting it off for two months, but even you, a happy procrastinator, have to admit it’s getting ridiculous. Yes, this chapter was not in the original outline. Yes, you don’t have a solid idea for this chapter. And yes, the story needs this chapter to make it work better. You’ve tried to … More On Writing || How (Not) to Write or Edit a Chapter