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Seven Habits Of Successful Writers:
3. Write More
4. Keep Writing
5. Finish Writing
7. Go Write Something Else
MY CREATIVE PROCESS:
1. This is awesome.
2. This is questionable.
3. I hate myself and this story.
4. *cry-eats cake*
5. This is awesome.
When you say, "FAX it to me," I hear: "Please ride your stegosaur mount to the telegram store; in three months we will be on the same page."
Actually, Facebook buying Oculus VR proves that giant companies are just like me: sometimes they get drunk and buy shit off the Internet.
MY BRANDING STRATEGY:
1. Write what I want
2. Be the best version of myself
3. Tweet way too much
4. Something-something whiskey & cupcakes
Remember — your first draft is your beachstorming draft. Just gotta get out of the water, onto the sand. Establish a beachhead. Don't die.
Plot does not drive characters. Characters drive plot. Characters want, fear, need, feel, do shit, say shit, act, react. This creates plot.
headline: OLD WHITE DUDES ARE ANGRY THAT EVERYTHING IS ONLY 98% SKEWED TOWARD THEIR OLD WHITE DUDE EXISTENCE; DEMAND RETURN TO 100%
"I bought this duck and I am angry it is not a dog." <— the gist of many negative reviews.
Writers think, dream, scream, flail, procrastinate, market, edit, email, caffeinate, plot, scheme, but above all else?
nin's The Downward Spiral turns 20 this year.
The day will come when all of us in the old folks' home will know all the words to 'Closer.'
MY WRITING PROCESS:
a) Dunk face in coffee.
b) Shake words out of brain.
c) Ping-pong betwixt loathing and cocksure egotism.
Because, really, when it comes to writing: fuck trends. Don't be the dog chasing the car. Be the goddamn car.
Pay. The. Writers.
CNN doesn't show news. MTV doesn't play music. History has no history. Food Network actually still shows food occasionally, so there's that.
Folks who write: find your pace, and be pleased with any writing you do. Whether 100 words or 10,000 in a day.
Campbell-nominated author of: BLACKBIRDS, UNDER THE EMPYREAN SKY, BLUE BLAZES, more. Writer of film, comics, games. Keeper of terribleminds. NSFW. Likely NSFL.