“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner "Really?! I should delete all of my favorite parts? But, why? I love my darlings! That's why they're my darlings.. duh." That's the first thing I thought when I read that quote. I flew into auto-pilot and rigidly decided that Faulkner was talking out of his ass. But, after some introspection, I re-assessed my initial dismissal of Faulkner. What was he really saying? Did he really mean that I should get rid of a
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
—George Orwell What? You thought writing a book was going to be easy? No excuses. Just write.
We’ve all experienced the wonder of a good science fiction story. From television to movies to books, science fiction is the stuff of dreams and wondrous imaginings. But, there are things about science fiction that are more than just fun story-telling. Here are four super nutty sci fi idea that have actually become real life facts. 2 – Scientist create artificial womb Get ready to resist the robot overlords. The Matrix (sci-fi again) has set the stage for a real womb-like
With my soul, I'm reaching out to you using words. Through my prose, I pray that you'll know you are not alone. We are all one and we share the pains and joys that make us all human. No Excuses. Just Write.
Contrary to popular belief, there are not all that many books written in first person, present tense. The overwhelming majority of books are written in third person past tense, but first/present appears to be receiving some serious light (and not always in a positive way). Recent novels written in that perspective have gained in popularity over the years. Books like Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey and the Hunger Games, first/present has really risen as a viable option and no long