My favorite “trick” is to stop writing at a point where I know that I can pick up easily the next day. I’ll stop in mid-paragraph, often in midsentence. It makes getting out of bed so much easier, because I… Read more

My favorite “trick” is to stop writing at a point where I know that I can pick up easily the next day. I’ll stop in mid-paragraph, often in midsentence. It makes getting out of bed so much easier, because I… Read more

Rapid Prompts

Spend no more than 5 minutes on each of these. Just write everything that comes to mind–don’t censor yourself. Write about fire. Write about what you breathe. Write about lack of air.

Rapid Prompts

Spend no more than 5 minutes on each of these. Just write everything that comes to mind–don’t censor yourself. Write about fire. Write about what you breathe. Write about lack of air.

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. Albert Camus

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. Albert Camus

Very short stories

Also known as flash fiction. Or brevities. One of my favorite short stories was written by Ernest Hemingway as his answer to a challenge: Write a story in six words or less. “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” Honestly one… Read moreVery short stories

Very short stories

Also known as flash fiction. Or brevities. One of my favorite short stories was written by Ernest Hemingway as his answer to a challenge: Write a story in six words or less. “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” Honestly one… Read moreVery short stories

If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books… Read more

If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books… Read more

Blank page

Stare at a blank page, whether that is a physical or computerized one is irrelevant. Spend two minutes looking at it. Don’t write anything. For those two minutes, just stare at the screen. Your two minutes up yet? Write down… Read moreBlank page

Blank page

Stare at a blank page, whether that is a physical or computerized one is irrelevant. Spend two minutes looking at it. Don’t write anything. For those two minutes, just stare at the screen. Your two minutes up yet? Write down… Read moreBlank page

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don’t like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy. Joss Whedon

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don’t like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy. Joss Whedon

Impressing people isn’t hard.

All you have to do is do something that no one else is. Or at least do something more often than others. Or at least better than others. As I’ve said before, I’ve written about 100 short stories. Yes, that’s… Read moreImpressing people isn’t hard.

Impressing people isn’t hard.

All you have to do is do something that no one else is. Or at least do something more often than others. Or at least better than others. As I’ve said before, I’ve written about 100 short stories. Yes, that’s… Read moreImpressing people isn’t hard.

Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen), and quite often the blank piece of paper wins. Neil Gaiman

Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen), and quite often the blank piece of paper wins. Neil Gaiman

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes… Read more

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes… Read more