Outlines can be dicey, to say the least. Here’s my first fear: if I write out an entire outline for a story, will I feel
Every novel needs a little chaos in it. That’s what ignites the story. The novel begins with a character or two in their regular, everyday
According to my journals, I wrote the first notes for my novel The Holy Spirit of My Uncle’s Cojones on August 2, 1996. “No title
Walk down the “Writing” section of Barnes & Noble, you’ll find at least a dozen how-to books on writing fiction. I recommend three: The Art
1. Here’s the Oxford English Dictionary definition of “aesthetics:” “Concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty; Giving or designed to give pleasure through beauty.