On Writing Crap (aka the First Draft)

I want to open a dialogue about an idea that is both taboo and yet, spoken about over and over again in the writing community. It’s something every writer deals with. It’s something every writer fears and every reader loathes. 

Writing crap.

Everyone does it. The most prolific of writers write crap. The most famous writers write crap. Continue reading “On Writing Crap (aka the First Draft)”

Editing- The Soul-Sucking-Liberating-Horrible-Amazing Process

I’m convinced that anyone can write. Anyone can sit down and scribble their thoughts across a sheet of paper. That’s the easy part. Maybe calling ourselves writers isn’t exactly accurate. A writer ought to be defined as anyone, anywhere with the ability to write words on paper (or a tablet or laptop or what have you). Maybe we should just call ourselves— the writers and authors of the world— masters of manipulation. Continue reading “Editing- The Soul-Sucking-Liberating-Horrible-Amazing Process”