Don’t tell me what I already know

There are two ways to reveal a surprise or secret you've been hinting at in a story. Well, I'm sure there's more than two but let's be black and white for a minute. There's a good way, and a bad way. There's a way that makes your reader smile and say 'ah, yes I suspected that' …

Obsession

Since the current thing I'm working on has a lot to do with obsession, I was recommended to read Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. I got the audible version and so far am impressed by both the writing and the reading of it (narration by Jeremy Irons). It's always been interesting to me how people justify their …

Something to write about

I've been writing a new thing. I'm not even ten thousand words in, but already it has gripped me, and I feel sure I'll follow it to the end, wherever that may be. It's nice to have something to work on every day again. A direction to turn my wandering mind. I feel I will …