April 23, 2014 § 1 Comment
Real quick: This popped up today and I read it and think it’s very much worth sharing. So go read HOW TO BE PROLIFIC: GUIDELINES FOR GETTING IT DONE FROM JOSS WHEDON, because it’s worth it.
I have thoughts on this, and I also have a post brewing on what it’s really like to complete your novel’s first draft (spoiler: it’s HARD), but right now I’m focusing on getting the damn book finished.
In the meantime, listen to Joss. He’s way smarter than me, anyway.
April 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
“Too many cooks spoil the broth,” the old saying goes, and for the most part, that’s true—especially when you’re writing a novel-length story. Novels are usually written best by one or two authors; more than that, and it tends to turn into a jumbled mess.
That is precisely why Red Phone Box is so impressive. Edited by Salome Jones, Red Phone Box is a “darkly magical story cycle” written by 29 different authors—and for the most part, it works.