Quoth Digging Ditches: I know you’re a big Ray Bradbury fan like I am, so I’m curious what you think of his quote, “The first thing a writer should be is – excited. He should be a thing of fevers…
I have an extremely difficult time concentrating on, well, anything...much less writing. How can you get writing done even if with ADHD?
During a recent trip to the endlessly burning coal mines of Centralia, Pennsylvania, my laptop slid from my grasp and plunged quite possibly to the center of the Earth. On the hard drive was a novelette I’ve been working on for years. I still have some fragments, but looking at them fills me with sadness because I don’t think I’ll ever recapture the feeling I had when writing the story in the first place. What can I do?
I’ve been working at my craft awhile now and sold some stories to decent places, but nobody seems to be taking me or my work seriously. What can I do to change that?
Do you think marriage or long-term relationships interfere with the literary life?
What do you think about writing prompts? Are they a crutch for people who don’t have enough to say, or are they a good way to get in practice? Do you know any good ones?
A brilliant program called ChatCPT seems capable of writing at least as well as a human, perhaps better. What should I do to maintain my creative practice?”
What do you mean by "darkly encouraging"?
Given all I’ve heard and read about how horrible traditional publishing is with shitty odds and no support, why shouldn’t I just self-publish my book and take control of the process myself?