Monthly Archives: May 2012

Harlan Ellison’s Rant on Writers who Work for Free

He’s probably pissed at me now because I didn’t pay him to put this on my website.

Interview with Chuck Palahniuk

Don’t Start as Friends, Start as Enemies

The mistake I’d made in fiction for most of my career is to create a group of characters who all like each other. The secret, I think, is the opposite: Create a bunch of interesting characters who all hate each other. Wind them up and let them go. The story will write itself, and in the process, some of those characters will end up as friends.

Stephen King on writing “Under The Dome”

This is one of the best moments with Stephen King I’ve seen on video.

Ray Bradbury on Writing Persistently

Location Resource: California Native Plant Link Exchange

Have a scene or story set in the wilderness areas of California, and have no idea what kind of plants grown wild there?

Check out the California Native Plant Exchange:

I’d been putting off writing a story set in Humboldt County because I haven’t been there in a long, long time, and wanted to actually go there, and write it there, but it looks like that is not going to happen, so Google Maps, Streetview, Google Earth, and this website are what I have to work with. Which, really, is a lot.

Kurt Vonnegut on How to Write a Short Story