Every writer has their own style and approach to a story. Some research first, others outline and plan, and some dive right in with nothing more than a name and a vague idea for where their novel might end up. As you can probably guess, I’m not one of those people.
In my own defense, there aren’t nearly enough dirty words to properly express my thoughts, so I do have to reuse them from time to time. Or time to time to time.
I have been given a lot of advice. And while a great deal of it has been good (and, naturally, a great deal has been truly terrible as well,) nothing has yet come to claim the crown as these simple words from my grandfather.
I may have a little insight into how to reconstruct your book while you are standing in it. Here are a few tips and tricks to starting over from the inside out.
To be a writer, you have to be a reader, but sometimes it’s a weird wire to walk--to be professional and totally chill and cool even though your eyes are popping out of your head. I’ve been on one side of this a lot. For years. And happily.
What do I do when I’m not writing? The things that will inspire me. The things that make me happy.
I always feel the need to explain myself, as if I have to justify that I’ve just called myself a writer, even though that’s exactly what I am.