Kill All Your Darlings?

In today’s Journal * Unbelievable Quote of the Day * The Bradbury Challenge Writers Reporting * Kill All Your Darlings? * Of Interest * The Numbers Unbelievable Quote of the Day “South Korea announces it will restart loudspeaker broadcasts of anti-North Korea messages over the border following North Korea’s delivery of an additional 330 trash- and sewage-filled balloons into South Korea ” 1440 Daily Digest Now children! (Seems to me somebody needs to grow the hell up.) The Bradbury Challenge Writers Reporting A new writer jumped into the Challenge this week. Everyone welcome Vanessa V. Kilmer. (grin) During the past … Read more

Murder, and a Litte More on Openings

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * Correction * A New Short Story * The Novel * A Little More on Openings * Of Interest * The Numbers Quote of the Day “Writing is like any other art form. It is consuming and doesn’t much care about clocks.” Dean Wesley Smith Correction One astute reader pointed out that In yesterday’s Of Interest, I failed to make the link to Vin Zandri’s YouTube video live. I’ve corrected that oversight in Of Interest in today’s edition. A New Short Story “The Ethics of Murder” went live yesterday on my Stanbrough … Read more

Take Your Time. Details Matter.

In today’s Journal * TNDJ vs. The (Almost) Daily Journal * Writers Ask * Take Your Time. Details Matter. * Of Interest * The Numbers Admin Note Because this is an important post, I decided after the fact to make it available to free subscriber of the old Daily Journal. Tomorrow’s post will feature “This Is Next-Level Stuff.” It will make use of the example you’ll find in this post, and it will elaborate on a next-level technique that could jump your writing skill to Stage Four. That post will be for paid subscribers only. To be sure you don’t … Read more

Thoughts on Writing in Public

In today’s Journal * The Bradbury Challenge Writers Reporting * Writers Ask * Thoughts on Writing in Public * Of Interest * The Numbers The Bradbury Challenge Writers Reporting During the past week, in addition to whatever other fiction they’re writing, the following writers reported their progress: George Kordonis “Lost Time” 3209 Urban Fantasy Adam Kozak “Catch and Release” 2087 Humor Congrats to them both. 🙂 Writers Ask I write the Journal originally in a Notepad (text) document, then post it to the actual Journal website, mostly for its formatting capabilities. After I format it, I post it to The … Read more