Patterns and Prose

The other day, I stumbled upon a thought-provoking article by Alexander Nazaryan titled Why Writers Should Learn Math.  It was a persuasive article discussing the abstract and imaginative thinking needed for higher level mathematics and how that style of thinking benefits an author’s writing.  Before you throw the book at me, let me start byContinue reading “Patterns and Prose”

Making Improvements

There is no mythical point at which it isn’t necessary to invest in learning.  There is always room for improvement and something new to learn or understand at each stage.  Embrace it and love it. The Beginning When I began to write my first story, I imagined the result and how it would all come together.Continue reading “Making Improvements”

Writing That First Novel

Don’t Hold Tightly to Your Expectations When I started writing my first novel, I imagined that it would be a linear process.  I would get a notebook and a pen, write a few short character sketches and a synopsis, and then write the story from start to finish.  Hahahaha… What grand delusions.  If only fiction writingContinue reading “Writing That First Novel”