Write with the door closed…

Stephen King said “Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” But he did an awful lot of coke and while blow and closed doors may have been fantastic for his productivity, writing with an audience has been good for mine. For the last couple of weeks I’ve...

I’m Not Writing For You Anymore

I’m not writing for you anymore. And, I’ll be honest, I never really wanted to. I wanted to write for me. It was a totally selfish act. When I first started writing books it was a way to escape the pressures of my day job. I’d sit by myself for hours without a clue as...

“What on Earth was he listening to when he wrote this?”

Michael Estrin, author of Murder and Other Distractions, joins us to talk about how music helps him write. Here’s Michael: I am not what you would call a “music person.” You probably figured that out because I put “music person” in quotes. I’ve always been this...
Using My Words – Swimming

Using My Words – Swimming

What does swimming have to do with writing? I’ve got three kids. Loud ones. I’ve got a wonderful wife. I’ve got a full-time job. I’ve got two dogs. This is all great, but you know what I don’t get a lot of? Quiet. With all this, even when nothing is going on,...

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