Monthly Archives: July 2014

Three Things About Writing a Sequel

One: Less flexibility, because you built the sandbox with the first novel and everything that follows has to make sense and follow the rules you made up. Now it’s up to you to build a worthy sandcastle. Confined by the sandbox on all sides, but absolute freedom to build within those confines. Doesn’t mean I […]

Three things about writing

T hink my learning curve looks a bit like this: 1) Writing thoughts smack you in the face when you least expect it. Recent conversation with a friend: Him: “Course, I been swinging a hammer for twenty years.” Me (thinking only, not saying): Anyone who looks at you would know that. Wait, stop. Why would […]