Etiqueta: writing

A character map for William Gibson’s novel Zero History.

A character map for William Gibson’s novel Zero History, via The Paris Review.

You have the right to every end of your exploration

What I am telling you is that you do not need to know to love, and it is right that you feel it all in any moment. And…

“If you don’t alert them, half the audience will miss it”

One adage was along the lines of needing to let the audience know you’re going to do something special before you do it. You tip them off and…

“It takes a kind of courage to confront your own awfulness”

The old adage is true — writing is rewriting. But it takes a kind of courage to confront your own awfulness (and you will be awful) and realize…

Be merciless

Kurt Vonnegut, the Merciless.

William Gibson: “writer’s block is my default setting”

A “Creator’s block” sounds like something afflicting a divinity, but writer’s block is my default setting. Its opposite is miraculous. The process of learning to write fiction, for…