My Writing System

So far this year, I’ve written rough drafts for two short stories and I’m most of the way through a third. I write 500 words a day, first thing in the morning, before I do anything else. I do 1,000 words on the weekends, or when I have a day off work. It’s hard to calculate just how far I am into this third story. I’ve discovered something interesting about writing fiction - it doesn’t always go according to plan.

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500 Words a Day

I’ve been writing a lot lately. And reading a lot lately. And reading about writing a lot lately.

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Producing

I’m not a big fan of LifeHacker as a platform for content. Most of the articles I run across are boring, click-bait listicles with no substance. More fluff in a sea of bullshit content marketing. I don’t think all content marketing is bullshit. I love well written, useful content marketing. But content marketing is the thing right now, and most of it is bullshit.

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On Writing

Eleven years later, this is still the best advice on being a writer I’ve ever heard.

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Twilight / Lost Boys Fanfiction, Part I

Edward Cullen found himself alone with his thoughts one rainy spring night, and decided to go for a walk to calm his nerves.

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