One of the good things about learning from more experienced writers is exactly that—they are more experienced. They’ve done all the things you haven’t even thought of trying and then some, and they’ve learned from those experiences. And sometimes, if you’re very lucky, they share what they’ve learned and you can see if it applies to you.
- I need to develop a body of work
- Even writers with 40 years’ experience feel self-doubt
- Writing is possible no matter how your day has been
- It is possible to write a story from a cold start
- Research is a timesucker, but it helps with word count, sense of place, suspension of disbelief and other story stuff.
- Writing in a known universe is both easier and harder than writing something stand-alone, but revisiting familiar characters and places, or discovering new characters and places, is fun;
- I can’t do lots of writing AND keep up with university commitments… guess I’m NOT superhuman after all.
- Life is made of choices, and only we know what choices are right for us.
- I really, really want to write