SUBJECT: I was wondering…

I’m regularly asked about my writing process. In a recent comment, Anil asked a series of questions. Here are my responses:

Anil: I was wondering if you pre-write your material in advance, or schedule your writing sessions?

Forthy: This sounds wishy-washy, but it really depends. Unless an author lands a serial gig, our original stories don’t see the light of day until we have a completed manuscript. So I do a whole lot of pre-writing. Fandom is a refreshing exception. I usually Continue reading

Subject: Help me, Sempai!

My inbox on FF teems with questions, most of which go unanswered. Not because I’m too epic for my own good, let alone anyone else’s. My opinions are many, and I don’t mind sharing them. But… time! I barely manage a thin trickle of fandom writing. Why talk about telling stories when I could be telling them? However, I’m willing to answer a few here and there.

I’d rather not set myself up as some kind of writing guru. The interwebz are full of pros who love to pontificate about storycraft and wordsmithery. But maybe I can offer a unique perspective because I’m a fandom fumbler turned author originale. So if you PM me on FF or drop a question in a comment, I may answer it sometime in a blog post much like this one. Continue reading