Why Writing is So Hard

A man frowning as he stares into his laptop screen with a whiteboard behind him illustrating all the paths he could go down.

I don't know about you, but I stop in my tracks when I come across a decision I can’t make. Writing is a series of decisions. For a 'writer' as indecisive as me, that’s quite the hairy pickle.  What’s weird is that when I’m telling a story to a friend or family member, it flows. …

Writing Method: Writing into the Dark (Pantsers) by Dean Wesley Smith

There are numerous books out there on writing from a plotter’s perspective. So I thought, for fun, why not look at what’s been happening on the other side of the coin? What are the pantsers up to? From the pantser’s club, we have well-known authors like Stephen King, George R.R. Martin and Nora Roberts. You …

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