October 21, 2013 by Laird
Five observations about writing:
*Beware of prescription masquerading as advice.
*Methods of the writing process are unique to the writer.
*People are fond of saying, “X is lazy writing.” No, X is probably fine. Lazy writing is lazy writing.
*Characters must be compelling. It isn’t required that they be sympathetic.
*I prefer the long view of my writing life. I don’t get trapped in the daily ebb and flow of word count. Assessing progress on a monthly and annual basis is more coherent. It also tends to keep me saner.