On the writing process

The three parts of story

According to William Gass (not sure where I originally saw this)

  • Impulse
  • Intentional act
  • Consequences

Write a draft

“It’s okay to write the book you want, before you write the version you submit.”

Rachael Herron


If you revise too much, you grow married to a scene or passage and can’t let go of it if it doesn’t fit.

Rachael Herron


…our sense, as we read, that we’re getting somewhere

John Gardner, The Art of Fiction

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