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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Posted in Elantra, Essalieyan, writing.

I’ve said before — and will say again, right now — that writing processes are very indi­vidual. I’m always suspi­cious of proscrip­tive writing advice. There are so many different ways to finish a novel, there is no right way. There is just the way that works for an indi­vidual author. Consider this my ritual disclaimer. I am talking about my own process and my own inter­ac­tion with writing. The person next to me on the book­shelf might well goggle at how I do things, because it might be so foreign to them. Estara said some­thing in the comments that I can’t find, or I would quote it (I might be looking at the wrong site), and I’ve been thinking about it and mulling it over since then. It was — badly para­phrased on … Continue reading