Browsing All posts tagged under »advice«

How Bunnies Work

August 26, 2013 by


Oh Hey There Teddy. What Would You Like To Do Today?

May 13, 2013 by



Redrafting Shouldn’t Feel So Much Like Wanting to Hit Past Me Up the Back of the Head

April 30, 2013 by


Screw passive aggressive, my notes to self have ramped up to aggressive aggressive. My favourite piece of advice in my notes today? Cut this. Or change it to something… better. On the… let’s call it the upside I’ve cut around ten percent of the chapters I’ve edited so far. So that’s nice. And odd. But […]

Neil Gaiman’s Asides Are Better Than Most People’s Advice

April 15, 2013 by



Should You Be Writing Right Now?

November 7, 2012 by


This is a terrible, terrible flowchart because it opens with four questions instead of one. And then, whichever direction you go you end up in the same place. Which… okay, fine. That’s true. The answer to, Should you be writing right now? is always going to be, Yes.  

Help Me Save the Infant Laptop

November 5, 2012 by


This morning I was going to write something clever, or maybe even funny, or at the very least less incoherent and probably less about ducks. I was going to raise the bar. As the bar is on the floor after the last couple of weeks of fever posts I thought this would not be hard. […]

Screaming Inarticulately at Inanimate Objects is a Valid Life Choice

October 18, 2012 by


Today is not going well so far. So I thought instead of yelling at you guys (who are probably innocent, well, innocent of this) I would go and yell at the ceiling. It’s not its fault either but it’s very stoic and probably won’t fall on me if it gets in a snit. To distract you I […]

Don’t Try to Prove You’re Not Drunk

February 13, 2012 by


Last week I started running through and editing the first few chapters of Wizards. Just a little. Just to make sure where I started and what I think I’m writing are actually the same thing. So far the editing has mostly been me thinking, He needs to be more drunk. Which of course makes me […]

Listen to the Voices

August 27, 2011 by


Me: Don’t listen to the voices. You know how that turns out. Arkem: Cake and parties? Me: No. That’s where blood in backstories comes from. Arkem: Oh. This is good advice. I give excellent advice. Like, Don’t and Panic. In the correct circumstances you should totally follow those. Same with the thing about the voices. […]