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On Having Written

On Having Written

Don’t like to write, but like having written. I found this quote and the corresponding investigation into where it came from the other day while meandering through the internet. Turns out, this quote is first attributed to the writer Frank Norris in the early 1900’s. He also mentioned a few other things that set off my writer alarms — such as agonizing over the first draft, and barely revising thereafter (isn’t that what we’re not supposed to do according to every writer manual…

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Revisiting the Creative Writing Basics

Revisiting the Creative Writing Basics

One of my oldest writing buddies and I decided to craft a Writing How-To Book back when we were in our late teens and struggling to get agents to look at our mildly crappy novels. Over the years, the outline for this guide continued to grow. We still think of ideas for this book, and the thing is shaping up to be pretty epic, if not the eventual desktop reference for creative writing throughout all the lands. What inspired us…

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