Why I write in Google Docs

Writers all have their different habits and preferences for bringing words into existence. There are an endless number of writing programs, both free and paid, some just for processing words, or other more complex ones for organizing and story-boarding. Some writers even use pen and paper and keep physical piles of paper laying around! Personally, …

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Story number 4: JUPITER

I've completed story number 4 out of 6 for my resolution goal this year, and number 2 out of 7 for my planned collection of stories: The Planets. This one was a real pain, and I had a hard time finding the spirit. But it came out okay in the end! Even though it went …

Strange writing styles

I've started reading 'Out' by Christine Brooke-Rose. This one is described as an 'experimental' novel, and it certainly reads that way. The writing style is very strange so far, with repetitive descriptions of the surrounding environment, with characters left in a sort of confusing fog. I'm finding it very interesting, and enjoying how I have …

I am a poor judge of my own work

I'm writing a story finally. Took a while to get the ideas organized in my head for the next planet, Jupiter. I'm writing about an endless storm, but on Earth. The problem is I don't really like it. But I can't stop now so I'll just have to push it out. It's not like I …

What is the point of creating?

I've spent a bit of time the past few days wondering if anyone will ever want to read my stories, or enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them. Am I the only one who enjoys the sort of thing I want to write? Surely I can't be... I'm not that special or …

Verify that you’re not insane

I got some feedback on my novella, The Observer, yesterday, and it was encouraging to hear that it was not a completely boring, confusing, self-indulgent mess as I sometimes feel it is in my spirals of confidence. Getting your writing out into the real world in front of real eyes (not those excessively cruel/worshipfully sycophantic …