Making Time to Write

Welcome to the twelfth and final installment (for now) of From the Writing Desk! Cue intro! Wait, I don’t have an intro. So in this post, I’m going to be talking about making time to write. Ironic, considering I’m barely a month into my six month long break from reality. So I have all the…

Show Don’t Tell

Show don’t tell. It’s almost a staple in writing advice. You’ll probably come across it in every writing advice list or series you read. From the Writing Desk isn’t strictly a writing advice series, though I have talk about advice before, so I don’t want to feel left out by it. But as I said,…

About What I’m Currently Writing

Hi, one and all, welcome to the 10th episode of From the Writing Desk. As promised, today I’ll be discussing a little bit about the novel I’m currently working on. Well, first things first, AGK stands for Assassination of a God King. TOTALLY not a spoilery name at all. Actually, that’s the main reason why…

And Then vs But/Therefore

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the 9th installment of From the Writing Desk. Progress on AGK is chugging along fine, I’ll tell you more about it in the next episode. This episode, I want to discuss about something related to story structure. I’ve noticed that my stories tend to feel like a series of chapters being…

Getting Past Writer’s Block

You sit in your desk chair, facing the blank word processing document and stare at the blinking cursor. You have no idea what to write next. You’re stuck. You don’t know what to do. You look at the time. It’s been half an hour and there’s still no progress. You start to run around the…

Writer’s Blues

The last novel I wrote (it was ANANSI BOYS, in case you were wondering) when I got three-quarters of the way through I called my agent. I told her how stupid I felt writing something no-one would ever want to read, how thin the characters were, how pointless the plot. I strongly suggested that I…

Writing Consistently

Hey one and all, welcome to the sixth installment of From the Writing Desk, a blog series where I talk about writing and my own experiences with it. First up, a little update on the project I’m working on. I’ve gone back to writing AGK after I did Camp NaNoWriMo last month. I think I’ve…

I Love Fantasy

Welcome to another episode of From the Writing Desk. Today, I have a secret to tell you. I love Fantasy! Okay, that’s not really a secret. You would probably have guessed it based on the books that I’ve talked about on this blog, if the title of this post hasn’t given that out already.

Camp NaNoWriMo Completed!

Fourth episode of FWD here. It’s the final week of Camp NaNoWriMo and I’ve hit my word count goal! What’s Camp NaNoWriMo, you ask? Well, I answer that here. It’s been a fun journey and while Camp NaNoWriMo is, in many ways, similar to the vanilla NaNoWriMo, it’s definitely a different experience. I would encourage anyone…

Ideas Are Cheap

Ideas are cheap, execution is everything. You’ve probably heard this phrase or some variation of it a million times already. It’s a phrase often repeated by authors and entrepreneurs alike, probably to people who bugged them about this great idea they have and they totally should buy that idea from them and it would earn…