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Brooding Part 2

“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”  Agatha Christie   A few years ago I blogged on the importance of brooding.  Today I want to revisit that topic. Most well-written books—fiction or non-fiction—don’t happen on the spur of the moment. Instant inspiration is rare and if the result is […]


The Importance of Brooding

The other night my wife and I went out to dinner. After our meal, she announced that she wanted to go the nearby mall for about an hour. No problem for me. Right across the street from the mall is a very delightful Barnes & Noble. An hour in a bookstore is right up there […]


Pantsers, Plotters…and Flashers

I’ve previously mentioned pantsers and plotters as two commonly known ways of writing a novel. Plotters are those who outline their novel ahead of time and pretty much stick to the outline (with some bunny trails and replotting allowed). Pantsers are those who write by the seat of their pants, abhorring the idea of knowing […]


Various and Sundry

I’m going to post just some random thoughts today. I do have a particular issue I’m thinking about discussing, but that may have to wait a few days. For now, here are just a few observations: • The concept of writing a book can seem overwhelming at the start. In fact, if you’re like me, […]