I guess I can best describe what it takes to get me to sit down and write, by referencing the late Glenn Miller’s 1940 big-band hit. I have to be “In the Mood.”
It’s interesting how over the years my “rituals” have changed. When I first started writing, I would always check my emails and respond as the first “warm up” of the day. I felt the typing of the emails warmed up my fingers and my mind.
When I first began writing, I believed that I needed to be moved by the muse. Okay. You can stop laughing now.
By Michael A. Black A lot of people ask that question. I remember back in my first creative writing class the instructor answered that query with, “You just write ‘The … Continue reading
For years I’ve carefully plotted the end of my novels before beginning writing. Then I discovered the fun of allowing my characters to derail my carefully laid plans and write their own ending.
By Marian Lindner All my fiction books are juicy beach reads, fast-paced and fun. I’m a big believer in the healing properties of pulp fiction, so I deeply value a … Continue reading
How do you know your characters are finished with their story?
I love this question. I always feel terminally unique when answering it, until I hear/read handfuls of other writers grappling with the same dilemma.
My best works leave the reader asking, “ And then what happened?”