A Different Process Every Time

My writing process changes all the time. Part of that is a natural outgrowth of lots of practice. Some of it is an inclination to experiment. I like to keep things fresh by trying new tools and new approaches, to see how the change impacts my concentration, my output,...

The Comfortable Void

“When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.” – Truman Capote When I finally finished my novel draft and put it in the hands of my editor and beta readers — after over a year and a half of...

The Map Is Not the Territory: Beyond Outlining

Last month, I finished the first draft of Etheric, the sequel to my 2014 fantasy novel Orison. Now that it’s over, I can finally talk about it. See, finishing this draft took the better part of two years — I started it immediately after finishing final revisions...