If we are driven primarily to write for our own satisfaction, what does it means to say to keep the reader in mind?
Sometimes the inspiration I get from an image is indirect.
I've crossed some kind of personal Rubicon in terms of how I come up with ideas and treat them.
On the problem of audiences growing weary of stories that never actually end.
On "sending a message".
What I learned while writing my latest (and strangest) novel.
Take any two projects that seem like they could be the same, and there's a good chance under the skin they're nothing alike.
I hate all the bookkeeping that goes with writing a story, but I know I can't avoid it.
"An original message is a unique and transformative perception of the conditions for our existence."
You never get the whole story in your head at once. Except maybe when you think you do.
Single images, strikingly chosen, make the best cover designs. More than that is tinsel on a painting.
Those who create because they want to, the way they want to, are not children of lesser gods.
On the anatomy of a discarded story.