As I was preparing to launch this website, I heard about the death of Ursula K. Le Guin. Immediately, I knew my first post about the influences on my writing needed to be about her.
It might seem a little back to front, but my first post about my writing practices is about the challenge of finishing the initial draft of a novel.
Like most writers, I get asked where these ideas come from? What seems normal to me appears strange and miraculous to other people.
I rarely have trouble coming up with ideas. The problems start when I try to get them down on paper.