Blog Hiatus Day 3

Writing by hand–unless the house burns down or my dog get’s a hankering hunger for paper, it’ll be hard to lose these words.

Of course, I always do revisions by hand.  It’s time consuming, but it’s also a different way of thinking–and for me, that “different way” is the only way to solve story and character problems.

Additionally, I think it’s CRITICAL to read a printed version of you manuscript.  Editing on-screen can only take you so far.

Trust me: print your entire manuscript and just watch as revisions miraculously unfold before you.

(I also stand when I write by hand.  This “desk” is actually a book shelf I converted so it’s top would reach just below my chest.)


“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”

-Neil Gaiman