Tag: writing

  • What Flavor Of Publishing Will You Choose?

    Should you be your own publisher, or should you find someone to publish for you? That’s a question that pops up in my inbox often enough it might as well be a coked-up gopher — so, instead of hitting each twitchy gopher with a tiny hammer, I figure I’ll write this one big-ass motherfucker of […]

  • A Short Rant On The “You Can’t Teach Writing” Meme

    I see this meme every so often. “You can’t teach writing.” That is a hot, heaping hunk of horseshit and you should get shut of that malodorous idea. Anybody who puts this idea forward is high-as-fuck from huffing their own crap vapors, because here’s what they’re basically saying to you: “I’m a writer/artist/creative person and […]

  • How Chuck Wendig Edits A Novel

    Recently, I wrote a post called, “How Chuck Wendig Writes A Novel.” Just after writing that, I threw myself into the churning gears of editing and rewriting not one novel, but three — I spoke a little on Twitter about said editing/rewriting, and I got a lot of folks tweeting at me or emailing me questions […]

  • 25 Writer Resolutions For 2013 (And Beyond)

    ‘ Tis that time of the year when the year’s just born — pushed from its temporal womb, squalling and wriggling. That means it’s also time to put forward a list of upgraded attitudes and mission statements for the year ahead. Some of these are for me. Maybe some of them are for you. I don’t […]

  • 25 Things I’d Like To Say To My 18-Year-Old Self

    I often describe this website as me yelling at myself from 18 years ago. It’s as true as it is not, I suppose — certainly the blog is also me yelling at me from last week, or from two weeks hence. I like to yell at Past, Present and Future Me and, by proxy, yell […]

  • In Which My Toddler Helps Me Think Of “Character” In A New Way

    Our son, the one we call “B-Dub,” thinks of the people in his life abstractly. Example: if he sees a magazine ad featuring the car you drive, he’ll point to it and say your name. If he sees a spot on the floor where one of the dogs likes to lie down, he’ll say that […]