Tag: writing craft

Keeping it Simple

simple wooden barsThe compact, descriptive sentence.

When I write, I’m always aiming for that. It’s the Holy Grail of my writing, the endless quest. The goal: to write a short sentence that conveys maximum meaning with minimum words.

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The Music is King

Headphone Jack

I’ve been thinking about how critical music is to my writing. It’s never occurred to me to write without some tunes to lock me out of my surroundings. Maybe the chief killer of good, solid writing time is just how distracting the outside world can be. Music takes care of that. It wraps you in a nice, fuzzy cocoon of creativity that tells the outside world to go elsewhere.

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