First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him! Ray Bradbury

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him! Ray Bradbury

If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer. David Brin

If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer. David Brin

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer. Ray Bradbury

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer. Ray Bradbury

Manageable Goals

The best part about setting low goals is that it is exceedingly easy to go far over them. I now have 779 words for the day. A lot more than that paltry 100 I originally said I wanted, eh? So… Read moreManageable Goals

Manageable Goals

The best part about setting low goals is that it is exceedingly easy to go far over them. I now have 779 words for the day. A lot more than that paltry 100 I originally said I wanted, eh? So… Read moreManageable Goals

Holding Myself Accountable

Well, here I am, writing a blog post instead of working on a story or a book. Man, I’m so great at this, right? No. I suck. School was done for me on December 15. I don’t go back until… Read moreHolding Myself Accountable

Holding Myself Accountable

Well, here I am, writing a blog post instead of working on a story or a book. Man, I’m so great at this, right? No. I suck. School was done for me on December 15. I don’t go back until… Read moreHolding Myself Accountable

It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly. C. J. Cherryh

It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly. C. J. Cherryh

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use. Mark Twain

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use. Mark Twain

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. Ernest Hemingway

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. Ernest Hemingway

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration. Ernest Hemingway

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration. Ernest Hemingway

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose. Stephen King

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose. Stephen King