Category Archives: Writing

Questions 532: Novel or Audiobook First

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Chris asks: “Should I write the novel first, or the audiobook?”

Resources Mentioned:
Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC radio drama
Original Hitchhiker’s Radio Scripts

 

Questions 530: Dealing with Idea Overload

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Kris asks: How to I maintain focus when ALL THE IDEAS are trying to take over?

Resources Mentioned
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Caroll
The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Crewel Lye by Piers Anthony

Questions 517: Writing and Personal Philosophy

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Jeanne asks: In what ways does your personal philosophy converge with your writing? How does an author maintain an objectvie distance from the voice in which they write? And how does that differ between fiction and nonfiction?

Resources Mentioned
Lecture by J. Michael Stracynzski 

Questions 516: Getting to the Finish Line

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Charles asks: When I write from an outline, I get derailed with unplanned scenes, and when I write into the dark, I start questioning where my scenes are going. What do I do to get past this?

Resources Mentioned
The Stand by Stephen King