Silencing the Critic

There is no way that anyone can write a novel and not silence the inner critic, or as my first writing instructor said, “Kill the critic.”   As any writer will tell you, when you first undertake to write anything, much less a novel, you will write badly.  No one is a Hemingway or Faulkner right [...]

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on writing a novel

Even though writing is a solitary pursuit, writing a novel does not happen in a vacuum. When I first began this journey of twenty plus years, I enjoyed the alone time in, but as it began to take shape I knew I needed to share the book with others.  I went to several writers workshops [...]