Creativity and Writing: My Genius in the Corner

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert gave a TED talk about how a writer relates to creativity and genius. My experience is parallel. During this writing retreat I’m on, my sense of identity has shifted from writer to author as I’ve forged a new relationship with my creative Genius.

The Role of Role-Playing in Character Creation

I find that I write best, both plotting and characterization-wise, when I can get inside the skin of the characters I am writing about.  I don’t mean only “understand how they think”, which is such a common prescription for writing all kinds of fiction that it has lost any real meaning.  Rather, I mean practicing […]