Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Smart Things--Lots of Them

So, one of the advantages of going walkabout is that when I come back I get to discover a bunch of people saying smart things about writing.

Nancy Pickard, showing it with pictures on the topic of first drafts.

Justine Larbelastier on the complete lack of symbolism in her draft process (I'm the same way).

Maureen Johnson has brain monkeys (snerched from Justine) and all I can say is: me too.

Scott Westerfeld on sometimes a zombie is just a zombie–written long ago, but still relevant (once again snerched from Justine, though I originally read this by following a link from Making Light)

Jeff Vandermeer on writing a novel in two months (via Jay Lake). This is faster than I currently write but not enormously so, and in the range I'm shooting for, i.e. three books a year with about four months of fallow time built in there in big blocks.

GhostFolk says smart things about honoring your process and learning the craft in comments on one of my posts here at Wyrdsmiths. If you missed it, it's worth taking a look.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah... "Just go into as many heads as you need to..." Thanks Bear, via Vandermeer, via McCullough. I think I shall.