Years ago, I interviewed Dr. Frank Slaughter, prolific writer of medical and historical fiction. I asked him what he read for personal enjoyment. His response: “Nothing, when I’m writing. I don’t want anything else to influence me.” I’ve since talked to authors who advise, “If you want to write, read,” their point being that other…… Continue reading To read or not to read
Writing coaches advise aspiring authors to develop a regular work habit, a routine that ensures that there is time set aside each day for writing. Stephen King claims that he writes every day except Christmas and his birthday, to which a friend replied that King was lying, that he writes on Christmas and his birthday…… Continue reading When to write?
A few years ago when I was still consulting, I discovered a writing program called Scrivener. It was then available only on the Mac operating system, but has since been ported to Windows. I used it to develop complex client reports and, as I began working on my forthcoming novel, wrapped it around me. Scrivener…… Continue reading Scrivener
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