Burned, or, Why I Watch TV Now Instead of Writing

A couple of years ago, I started writing a comic mystery novel. It would have been the first novel in a series, and I was planning for each book to have a central mystery, with a long-term story arc that would stretch across ten books or so in the series. My protagonist was an American [...]

Miscellaneous Methodologies

Yesterday I got three more chapters into the outline, putting me up to Chapter 10. One of these is really vague, a chapter meant to put some space between one episode and another. My sole note for this chapter is, “A feel-good filler chapter. A week should go by.” I don’t know what I’ll do [...]


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