I love to talk about writing.
Specifically, talking about writing with people. The majority of what happens here is a broadcast sent out into the quiet places of the internet, but I want to engage with people, too. I don’t mean established writers, literary savants, or other wordsmiths. Well, not merely those people. I want to talk to you.
I’m interested in what others have to say about writing. I have my own ideas and they work for me, but I want to broaden my authorial worldview. That means no matter what level you’re at, the base of the writing mountain or the summit, I value your input. There are regular commenters on here, as well as the irregular kind – I want to hear from those that never comment as much as those that do.
Who are you?
Tell me the basics – a name and a country.
I’m Nick, from Australia.
What do you write?
Poetry? Short stories? Screenplays? Novels? Do you write romance, YA, science fiction, horror, another genre, or some general undefinable type of story.
I generally write novels, and science fiction at that. Some fantasy ideas, one western, and a bunch of other random bits and pieces.
What are you writing/working on currently?
What’s occupying your time, writing wise? Are you in-between stories? Working on a new one, or doing some kind of revision.
A science fiction novel, For More Than Earthly Ends, set a few decades in the future. Currently working on the second draft.
Pantser or Planner?
Do you make it all up as you go, flying by the seat of your pants, or do you have a meticulously designed plan that you adhere to without fail? Are you in between the two, some kind of Panner/Planter?
I’ve mostly been a Pantser, working with a very loose, mutable plan. I have started moving toward more thorough plans recently, and could swing further that way
Is there a topic you’d like to see covered here?
I write about a lot of different topics, mostly writing-related. If there’s a particular type of writing, advice, or something you would like to see covered, I am open to suggestion. It’s also possible I’ve already written about it.
I would like to do a back-to-basics type thing, similar in style to The Plan Plan. Something more detailed with regard to the bits and pieces of writing.
How long has it been since you last wrote?
Fess up. You consider yourself a writer, but how long has it been. Even if you only wrote a sentence, when was the last time you did so? Are you happy with how long it has been, or will it change today?
It’s been a day for me. It wasn’t for long enough, and yep, I could really do better.
Just say hello!
If all those questions above feel too intrusive, don’t mind them. No need to say you don’t want to talk about it – just say hello, or something, just as much as is comfortable for you.