How so many short story outlets close down when the popularity of shorter works is rising… Seems odd to me.
Where all my ideas go the moment I start to get tired…
When publishers will realise they do have to take a risk sometimes or they’ll never publish anything new and once their current crop of authors are no longer writing or around, then what?
Why humorous writing in any format is underappreciated. Where are the major literary awards for it? The P.G. Wodehouse Prize is great but I want to see a funny novel win The Booker. I want to see humour writing taken more seriously as an art form. It is very difficult to write funny and I sometimes think this is looked down on. Serious reviews tend to be about serious books.
Why it is the characters you love to read and write about are the ones you suffer the most. Oh I know you need the drama, to see what your characters are made of and so on but there is something a bit sick about needing to see your characters suffer!
When is the best time to write. I just write as and when I can, in common with most I suspect. I don’t have time, literally, for the morning versus night owl debate.
How you can criticize another’s work unless you regularly read in the fomat they write in and, ideally, write yourself so you know what the struggles are.
Why time flies when I write and it drags when I’m doing the housework.
How bad spelling, punctuation, grammar and so on enrage the true writer when in our hearts we know there are more important issues out there. It’s as if we can’t help ourselves…
When is the best time to decide you’ve done as much as you can on a piece of work and it’s time to send it in.
Why good writing can make your spirits soar. I love reading wonderful sentences, paragraphs, scenes and so on. They also inspire your own writing.