Month: June 2008

  • Think Sideways Pre-Registration Open

    Well, the weekend was a mess. We lost power for more than two hours on Saturday, and following that, the internet was dead for more than forty. In spite of which, How To Think Sideways is getting closer to liftoff. Probable registration date for the course is around the end of July. I have the…

  • Think Sideways Curriculum Is Up

    And I’m doing statistical analysis on the survey. If we don’t lose power AGAIN, I’ll have that up later today. Http:// Download as PDFPrint Page

  • How Much Does Writing Your Novel Cost You?

    I’ve put together a data-collection survey to figure out how much it costs the average writer to write a novel. The survey is open to anyone who has ever started a book, not just those who have finished one. I’m asking for information on the time it takes you to come up with ideas, research…

  • Disappearing In the U.S.

    I’m delighted to announce the newest addition to the 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About series, Disappearing In the US. Judy Rosella Edwards has done a fantastic job on this resource. Find out where most writers go wrong making characters disappear, and make yours disappear the right way. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • Think Sideways Progress

    I have most of the site set up now and I’m working out bugs. I’ve finished the first lesson, which is, because it’s hugely important and covers so much ground, longer than most of my planned lessons. I’m excited. Everything is coming together pretty smoothly, which is always a nice surprise, though I’m not holding…

  • Bombarded by Writing

    C Breathes So I was sitting in the cafe in Books-A-Million waiting for my guys to finish doing Manly Things at Best Buy. I’d forgotten to bring knitting. I’d forgotten to bring my Think Sideways planning notebook. I’d forgotten to bring my “C” planning notebook. So I picked up a cheap-o notebook, and a pen…

  • Happy Father’s Day!

    My best wishes and my admiration to you guys who are dads. I hope you have (or had) a wonderful day. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • Type-In Is Done.

    And sent off. And now I get to celebrate with my guys. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • The more easily you write, the worse you spell?

    Initially, I thought it was just me. I’d really get ripping on a story, sink into the flow of the thing, the world would go away, and my spelling would go to pieces. Then I noticed that it went to pieces in a very specific way. I misspelled homophones. You know, the words that sound…

  • Edited 27,000+ Words Today

    Good work day. Lot of type-in, lot of new material, but I covered about 140 pages. Good enough for the day. I’m going to go have some fun. Download as PDFPrint Page