By chance Twitter exchange, I just discovered an error in Coop: The show in Milton Keynes Bowl was in 1986, not 1984. Here’s the proof. Simple Minds, The Waterboys, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Big Audio Dynamite, and Doctor & the Medics. I believe it was only the second rock concert I ever attended. The first…View post
Writing tic: Forever having things “begin” or “began.” Just have’em HAPPEN, Sparky! I’d have a whole ‘nother book wrote by now if I had back all the time spent deleting those. (Same for “just” and “little.”)
Some of my books have sold beyond what I dared hope. Some far fewer. In the last 48 hours I received heartfelt, intense, uplifting notes of gratitude from readers of my two poorest sellers. Good to be reminded that hearts beat charts. Write accordingly.
I’m not big into writing “tricks.” Mainly, you just do the work. But sometimes when I’m stuck I shut down the electronics, get out one of my manual typewriters, and bang away. No filter, no brakes, no backspace insta-edits. Just cover the paper with words. Long stretches of worthless clatter, sure, but invariably the dross…View post
This article does a nice job of conveying the hustle aspects of the writing life.