The Journal: Welcome, About The Journal, and Archives

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * Topic: Welcome and About The Journal * Of Interest Quote of the Day “[R]rewriting a story because you want to make it ‘perfect’ before you sell it? That’s a fool’s errand. You’ll end up hating the thing most likely and you’ll waste all the time you could’ve been writing new material.” Screenwriter Matt Pettipas Topic: Welcome, About The Journal, and Archives Welcome to Diana and any other new subscribers I might have missed. I’m glad you’re here. I’ve been posting articles to the Journal since 2014. As a fiction writer, I … Read more

The Journal: Welcome and the Archives

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Topic: Welcome and the Archives * Of Interest Quotes of the Day “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” ― Stuart Chase The above works just as well for writing into the dark as it does for religion of any other stripe. “Her head was small and round and it held small round convictions.” John Steinbeck in East of Eden Topic: Welcome and the Archives Welcome to new subscribers. There have been a few over the past week or so, and … Read more

The Journal: Maybe a Hiatus, and Archives

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * Dean Wesley Smith * Maybe a Hiatus, and Archives * Of Interest Quote of the Day “Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.” William Faulkner Dean Wesley Smith’s having another Kickstarter campaign. It runs through the end of March. For as little as a five dollar ($5) donation you get all kinds of rewards and stretch … Read more