Journal

ROE #1: When the pants don’t fit.

There seems to be two main schools of thought: to pants, or not to pants. Or, for those of us who haven’t yet drowned ourselves in author subculture: do you write your story on the fly, or do you plot everything out first? (Hey, a pants pun.) I adore the idea of working on the fly. It…

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The Rules of Engagement

Plotting. Some people hate it. I’d build a cottage and live there if I could. Often I’m accused of liking to plot more than I like writing the story itself. They’re probably not wrong. But … why? Isn’t that the boring part? It can be. For me, plotting is working with fun, beautiful little ideas.…

The Dream

Once upon a time, I had The Dream. You know the one. It’s when you wake up to find out your book is a bestseller, studios are falling over themselves to bid on the movie rights, and you live happily ever after, smoking caviar cigarettes from the beach of your own island nation. Or some…