Advice from me? You’ve got to be kidding!

Okay, some of what I’ll post on this blog will be in response to questions about writing that I’ve been asked over the years.    People seem curious about the writing process, or rather, about my writing process.    Typical questions revolve around time management or inspiration.   Some pertain to how I go about tackling various other challenges.

And there are challenges, to be sure.

But I am not a writing instructor, not a publishing tycoon, and not a marketing guru.    As of this date, I don’t even have a single story published (which will soon change as I take matters into my own hands).   So, understandably, I’m a bit incredulous when people ask me for advice about anything, especially writing.

But I have been asked, so I’ll try to answer.   The key thing to keep in mind, though, is that my answers are based on my own somewhat skewed writing experience.   As well, being the curmudgeon that I am, I am skeptical of a lot of the advice I’ve heard or read given to writers (some of that advice from other writers).   In fact, I downright and adamantly disagree with some oft-repeated advice, and I’ll say so.   But I’ll make an effort to be nice, and at first I’ll try to stay within the realm of practical matters.    By doing so, I’ll veer away from artistic and “spiritual” matters, and keep my distance from issues related to actual storytelling.    At least for a while.

Thanks, and stay tuned!

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