David Michael Williams2019-10-03T18:01:24-05:00July 22, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: creative process, fiction, good writing, research, writing styles, writing tips|
Since no two minds work precisely the same way, no two writers are going to approach planning, plot structure, character development, research, writing, and editing exactly the same way. A method that works for one author might result in utter failure for another.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T14:57:38-05:00August 8, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: art, bad writing, creative process, fiction, good writing, writers, writing, writing tips|
On a very basic level, the creation of a story can be divided into two parts: concept and composition. Without a command of both sides, a writer is bound to fall short of greatness.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T22:04:42-05:00July 10, 2013|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: creative process, music, storytelling, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, writing|
Whereas some writers find music (or any background noise) a distraction, I am fueled by the creative energy imbued in most melodies.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:22:03-05:00October 4, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: creative process, endings, tough decisions, writers, writing, writing tips|
In my experience, writing the end of a novel has to be the hardest part.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T17:58:40-05:00May 29, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: creative process, current project, editing, fiction, good writing, my novels, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, word count, writers, writing|
If the first draft allows the writer to indulge in a carefree orgy of imagination, a Wild West of whimsy, and a devil-may-care series of experiments, then the editing process demands the writer to abstain, rein it in, and exorcise a host of demons.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T17:55:38-05:00May 15, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: character creation, characters, creative process, fiction, my novels, names, The Renegade Chronicles, writers, writing, writing tips|
The Social Security Administration recently released the top baby names for 2011. I know this because I can’t NOT click on an article about baby names.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T14:50:27-05:00April 10, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: character creation, characters, creative process, good writing, names, word choice, writers, writing tips|
Joseph Epstein said, “Every writer is a thief, though some of us are more clever than others at disguising our robberies.” He was referring to minor counts of plagiarism—an apt description, a novel turn of phrase, a treatment of syntax that (with a minor tweak) we could pass off as our own brilliant invention. However, the thievery doesn’t end there.