I just started working at a bookstore, a few times a week. My first day was more than I’d imagined. As a kid, I dreamed of being surrounded by books, as that felt like home to me. Now decades later, I stepped inside the store, and was home in a sense. Turning in every direction … Continue reading Lessons from A Bookstore
I have been *slowly* working through the lessons of Aaron Sorkin’s Masterclass. It wasn’t a difficult decision for me to take it because The American President is one of my favorite movies and The West Wing has yet to be beat out of its spot for best TV show (though Madam Secretary is currently a … Continue reading When Is Your Character Real?
We are thrilled to welcome today's guest, Ryan Decker! In a world where there are literally thousands, if not millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do, how will you stand out? How will you ever get noticed? You may assume there are too many obstacles to overcome or not enough … Continue reading How to be in the top 10% of your industry
By Annette Lyon Imagine that you’re reading an Agatha Christie novel. In the last chapter, Poirot calls the cops, tells them who committed the murder, and goes on his way, saying that of course everyone knows why Jeremy Jones is the one being carted off to jail. After your confusion clears, you’d probably hurl the … Continue reading The Art of Dropping Breadcrumbs
There’s a very big reason I write. I’ll get to that in a minute. I used to have this false assumption that if something was meant to be it would just happen. You know the drill, the stars would align perfectly and a meteor shower of possibilities would open up and by simply star gazing … Continue reading Writing is Intentional: My Wake Up Call
Discovering your most productive time of day is just smart. Timing and environment can have a profound impact both on how quickly we write and on the quality of what we produce. But I suggest you can become more productive as a writer by paying attention to the length and frequency of your writing sessions.
Today at Thinking Through our Fingers, we're thrilled to host the inimitable Brenda Drake for another round of Thinking in Threes, where we ask an agent, editor, or author three questions and they answer with three (ish) answers. If you're not familiar with Brenda, you should know that she's the genius behind Pitch Wars, #pitmad, … Continue reading Thinking in Threes: Brenda Drake