Find a writing enemy

Competition always makes me more productive. I've written my best stories when they were for contests among friends. I knew if I didn't turn in something good, I wouldn't live it down, so I'd meet the deadline no matter what. By writing enemy I mean someone you want to be better than, someone you want …

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Will AI ever write fiction?

With all the advances in AI showing seemingly creative potential, I wonder if in some distant future, AIs will be able to scan the whole of human writing, and determine what makes for the perfect story--and start churning them out. I've always been a proponent of AI, and see it as more helpful than harmful …

Character questions

What would your character do if approached by a drunk in a bar? Lost in the woods with no food or flashlight? Locked unjustly (or justly) in solitary confinement? If they were told they just swallowed poison? This is an exercise I was just doing recently with my sister, and it's fun and also informative. …

Facebook? Do… do people use facebook still?

I have an author page on facebook that my posts have been auto posting to, and I pretty much never think about. I figure I better start doing face book related things there, so if you have any interest to follow me on the social media, click below: https://www.facebook.com/thejonasdavid/ Thanks!

Quantity over Quality

The year is almost over, and it's going to be the worst year--as far as number of views--that my blog has had since its creation. Probably cause I went three months without making a post. It is becoming clearer and clearer to me that in the world of unknown writers, quality without quantity is as …

Okay, Ray

Ray Bradbury once advised that before one writes a novel, they should first write a story per week for a year. So, that's what I'm going to do. I've scheduled my first story to be done on the 6th next month, and after that, one per week every week until i get 52. I won't …