Tag: Kristen Lamb

Writing Rules: How & Why We Play ‘Follow the Reader’

Writing rules tend to make newbies break out in hives. They, as I once did, believe that the word ‘rules’ automatically implies creativity is somehow stymies and the art will not flow. WRONG.

Neurodivergent: Being ‘Different’ in Life & Fiction

Neurodivergent is a buzz word that’s taken off in the past decade. The term applies to a broad spectrum of people who are, for whatever reason, not normal. Those who ‘suffer’ from ADD, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc. are all on the list.

On Writing: Why Mastery Should Matter to Authors

Mastery is a concept that many believe is subjective, especially when it comes to writing (novels in particular). There’s an insidious belief that what constitutes good or bad is a matter of popular opinion. Quality isn’t something we can measure.

Write FAST & Furious! Outrunning “Spock Brain”

Fast drafting is when we sit down and write a book within a given amount of time. It can be as short as two weeks and I don’t recommend longer than six.

Boutique Books: The Fall of the Mega-Author Titans

Boutique is BIG. Writers can curate content for a highly specific audience. Take any slice of society and an author can build a niche around that.