Blog concrete5 Blog Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) http://theglintoflight.com/ You're doing it wrong

Finding out you have been writing the wrong way all your life. That's not a big thing, is it?]]>
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Top 5 mistakes that are killing your novel

You can have your cake and eat it too. Or you can just eat it.]]>
Sun, 13 Mar 2016 03:33:02 +0000 http://theglintoflight.com/blog/top-5-mistakes-are-killing-your-novel http://theglintoflight.com/blog/top-5-mistakes-are-killing-your-novel 0
Indie goes before jazz

One of the things that separates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom is that we like to classify things and then stack them on shelves.]]>
Sat, 20 Feb 2016 06:09:00 +0000 http://theglintoflight.com/blog/indie-goes-jazz http://theglintoflight.com/blog/indie-goes-jazz 0
Call me Ishmael.

When I first read War and Peace, it took me about 100 pages just to sort out the Count Rostovs from the Count Choculas.]]>
Sat, 20 Feb 2016 05:08:00 +0000 http://theglintoflight.com/blog/call-me-ishmael http://theglintoflight.com/blog/call-me-ishmael 0
How do you write?

When I write, I listen to music. The same music. Over and over. I once listened to two of Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” for two weeks straight.]]>
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:12:00 +0000 http://theglintoflight.com/blog/how-do-you-write http://theglintoflight.com/blog/how-do-you-write 0
Use your words

The Oxford comma and I have become friendly again (no hard feelings), and the circumflex has restored my faith in humanity.]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:52:00 +0000 http://theglintoflight.com/blog/use-your-words http://theglintoflight.com/blog/use-your-words 0
The voices in my head

Before I started writing, I was a brilliant writer. Seminal. Transformative. Iconic. Then I had to use words and that started screwing things up pretty badly.]]>
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:30:00 +0000 http://theglintoflight.com/blog/why-i-write http://theglintoflight.com/blog/why-i-write 0
Writing is like making coffee

The fundamentals of good writing are the same for everyone. We all get to choose from the same pile of words.]]>
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://theglintoflight.com/blog/my-approach-to-writing http://theglintoflight.com/blog/my-approach-to-writing 0