Salt & Ink
Creative WRITING explorations
Salt & Ink is where I share stories and reflections from my creative writing practice. Process posts will dive into the physical, emotional, and mental journey of writing. Craft posts will examine the technical aspects of storytelling.
Who—or what—is telling the story and why?
Establishing the habit of writing.
One approach to fleshing out a character—and why it’s time well spent.
And it begins with a capital W.
Techniques to break down overwhelming book projects into doable tasks.
Lessons learned from the mistakes I made in the first draft of my book.
Nine ways I’ve learned to alleviate the social isolation inherent in writing.
Feeling overwhelmed by a huge project? Chunk it out. Here’s how.
Why writing more isn’t always best.
Sit down with your character. Buy her a cup of tea. She’ll take years to get to know, truly.
How creating characters requires looking past one’s own experience.
Some people think revision means fixing punctuation. Ha! If only.
My top five favorite books on the craft and process of creative writing.
What I learned from throwing half a year’s work away.