.I ran once again into an old issue: the way a story doesn't look remotely the same in the trenches as it does at the 30,000 foot level.
"...if we think of “done” as a point we navigate towards, tacking here and there, we can embrace change."
On not over-documenting creative work.
Why was 'Justice League' only okay instead of epic? How could it have been made epic? Here's my plan.
Why nothing beats the "in-the-trenches" experience of writing.
Getting beyond the trap of: "But what's your story about?" "Well, um ... "
On improvising, or why no plan for fiction survives first contact with the writing process.
How a static plot outline becomes a living thing by way of self-dialogue.
The single biggest difficulty I have as a writer, explained.
How my latest book started as a lark, and turned into a mission.
I don't always know what will happen by the end of the story, but I do know how I want you to feel about it.