Tag: Writing Advice

Project Manage Your Novel to Done

I recently had the good fortune (trying to keep it positive) to find myself without a job. After the shock of being unemployed was over, I became grateful for the time off. I decided to take the summer and work…

Rejection Rituals

There are writers out there who wax elegantly about the subject of rejection, such as my lovely Novel Incubator instructor, Lisa Borders, in her wonderful post. Elegance is not my forte. And positivity quotes are positively the least helpful thing in…

Just Do It. Again and Again.

Go Figure: Musings from the Mind of Rob Wilstein “When I finished one book, I wouldn’t write for a while. Then I had to learn how to do it all over again. The arm goes cold; there’s a learning process…

How Do You Say Hamburger in Farsi?

Some years ago I taught Communications 201 at Boston University. It was a plum job, as adjunct jobs go, because our students longed to be in the business of writing. They understood, as many students of creative writing do not, that…

Organization for the Disorganized

I am not an organized person. People often tell me they are surprised by this, and I’m surprised that they are surprised. In my previous life as an accountant, I got looks and sideways glances from many a supervisor for…