Summary: After nothing at all last week, I worked on writing projects to at least some degree every day this week. Not much progress on the fiction front, but lots of nonfiction stuff, some cogitation on fiction stuff, and plenty of sending my darlings out into the world to be judged. Monday: Last day […]
I recently read Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward, which is designed to help writers approach and navigate the potential pitfalls of writing characters who are very different from themselves. I would highly recommend reading this book to all writers, but below is a distillation of the most important lessons I learned […]
Summary: Very little going on this week. Tuesday: I went through Writing Magazine and added more upcoming submission opportunities to my rolling spreadsheet. I also wrote a letter to Writing Magazine about cultural appropriation, in response to a letter from another reader in this month’s edition. Wednesday: I wrote some reviews.
Summary: Some good progress and a couple of decent sessions, with lots of planning. So, everything still ticking over. Monday: I formatted and sent over four different pieces for the first Etre prompt. They’re looking for short stories, non-fiction essays, poetry and short lyrical pieces, so I sent one of each to see what […]