Starting a Work of Fiction

A question that I see frequently on writing forums is how does one start writing a work of fiction. The question often comes from an aspiring writer overwhelmed or confused by the challenges associated with writing a complex and compelling novel or short story. Writing something like a novel is not nearly as daunting as Read More …

Typing Log

How many words do I typically type in a day? How many days would it take me to write a 350 page novel? My publisher wants me to write my next novel in two months. Is that realistic? I’ve typed for weeks now. How more days will it take me to finish by 120,000 word Read More …

Writing Tools and Accessories

Any form of writing requires at least some minimal set of tools, facilities, and accessories. Even if you write only with a pencil and paper, you still need, well, a pencil and some paper. An eraser might be handy as well. Where do you keep your finished manuscript when you’re done scribbling it out? In Read More …