Last time we talked about enjoying our vein of gold as we decide what to write next. To discover our strength as a writer—writing that represents our brightest, most brilliant contributions—I proposed we may have to experiment and try new genres, new subject matter, or even expressing ourselves in a new and different voice that may turn out to be our truest … [Read more...]
Ep 136: What Do I Write Next – Enjoy Your Vein of Gold
If you were to meet me in person, you’d find out I’m a little silly. My humor is situational, and a story grows more animated in relation to audience reaction—which I don’t have in real time here on the podcast. If we were together in person and I saw that you and other listeners were amused by something I said, I’d play around with it and gauge how far I could take it. … [Read more...]
Ep 135: What Do I Write Next – Why Not a Series?
A few weeks ago, when I introduced the idea of how we can decide what to write next, I proposed several ways a writer can approach that decision. One was to write whatever’s next in sequence. Write What’s Next in Sequence If you’re writing a novel, tackle the next chapter. Your short story will need the next scene. A poem grows with the next line leading to the … [Read more...]
Ep 134: What Do I Write Next – Why Write Small When You Want to Go Big?
Last week I presented you with a long list of ways you can decide what to write next and then I promised to expand on some of them. One suggestion was to decide to write something you can finish and ship fast. Projects Big and Small Big goals and big projects hold potential for big payoffs. If you finish that book, for example, it may propel you closer to your … [Read more...]
Ep 133: How to Decide What to Write Next (Introduction to What Do I Write Next series)
Every day, a writer wakes up and asks, “What do I write next?” And the answer varies from writer to writer—even your own answer may change from week to week. Sometimes it’ll be obvious what to write next. When you’re approaching a looming deadline and that article or chapter must be completed, the decision is made for you. You sit down and work on that. But other … [Read more...]