Sep 8, 2018
This could be a really short podcast (just me screaming "NO!"), but I decided to talk in a more constructive way about the reasons why I think it's important to write fast first drafts and save revisions for later.
With thanks to my StoryADay Superstars group for raising this talking point as they go through StoryADay...
Aug 11, 2018
Firstly I talk about some people who are making short and long fiction work for them: Mary Robinette Kowal, whose new novels The Calculating Stars grew out of a short story, The Lady Astronaut of Mars; and Diana Gabaldon, who writes short stories in her Outlander universe to keep her readers occupied while she's working...
Jul 28, 2018
Writing a longer work like a novel can get a bit overwhelming. Today I encourage you to use short stories to explore areas of your novel's world that you might not have dug deeply into. This can help unblock the writing process and get you back to a place where you're enjoying your writing.
Write on Wednesday...
Jul 14, 2018
This month I am still talking about writing for minor holidays and anniversaries. In this podcast I reveal the grand plan behind this: it's a system for focusing on particularly stories, regularly.
I talk about the importance of systems (because apparently Ihave a problem with the word "routine") and I recommend you...
Jun 30, 2018
Minor holidays are a great opportunity for writers to show editors why they need to publish *this* story *now*.
Forget about the over-subscribed holidays of Valentine's and Christmas. Instead, write about some oddball holidays.
All StoryADay's prompts in June will be tailored to these odd little holidays and...