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Daniel Andrlik

Minister of Intrigue. Composing coffee-stained dispatches from an undisclosed location.

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Category archive for Writing

    Warren Ellis on Writing

    This is the part of the job that doesn’t get talked about a lot, not least because it’s hard to talk about, but also because it doesn’t involve Productivity ...

    Chuck Wendig Critiques Your Story

    Chuck Wendig serves up a thoughtful and accurate critique of your current work in progress, which he has not read. While doing so, he highlights the key poin...

    Using Ulysses

    I struggle with the notion of app-evangelizing. In the past, I was as guilty of it as anyone. I would proudly proclaim such-and-such as the ultimate app for ...

    Fixing the Easter Bunny Narrative

    This piece is a response to Chuck Wendig, who was wishing for an Easter Bunny story with a bit more detail to tell all of our children.

    On Journaling

    Do you keep a journal? I often wonder. It's something we're told we should do. Any simple search on the internet, or any self-help book you care to pick up...

    Sam Sykes: In the Tombs of Poets

    Sam Sykes has published a reflection on the life of Shin Sang-Ok, and on an artist’s need to create. The idiot ninja action film I watched as a kid was the ...

    Morning Pages

    I’ve been trying to get back into the routine of doing morning pages. That is, the process of writing three pages of material each day to clear my mind and p...

    Quote: Ray Bradbury

    If I’m anything at all, I’m not really a science-fiction writer — I’m a writer of fairy tales and modern myths about technology.Ray Bradbury

    Stupid Writer Tricks From Chuck Wendig

    These tricks from Chuck Wendig work, and if you are doing any type of long-form writing it would be worth your while to read this post. The tips he recommend...

    Ted Chiang on Writing

    Great interview with Ted Chiang, who happens to be a rather brilliant science fiction writer. Seriously, if you have not read his wonderful story "Exhalation...

    Dan Wells on Story Structure

    This YouTube playlist covers a wonderful lecture on story structure from Dan Wells. Wells is the author of the fantastic novel I Am Not A Serial Killer, whic...

    NaNoWriMo: Day One

    I can’t decide if NaNoWriMo is harder than I thought it would be, or if I’m just a bigger wimp than I thought I was. Regardless, it is tough. So, rather th...

    Evil Editor Is Here to Help You

    If you are interested in being published, or just want some great entertainment, you should head on over to Evil Editor and read his hilariously vicious crit...

    Your Guess Is as Good as Mine

    I have no idea how tired or drunk I was when I wrote this, but I found it among my other blog notes so I thought I would post it here to give you a view into...

    Feeling a Little Inspired

    I was going to write a short little post about how unproductive my last few days have been. I had plenty of stories to tell about watching DVDs, reading and...

    Writing

    Well, I finally got a decent computer again, and I've been playing on it far too much. I have spent so much time on the Internet this last week it is ridic...

    Story Pt. 1

    My Inner Geek is alive and well. Last night my friend and I completely geeked out to the Star Wars DVD trilogy. It is the simple things in life you treasure....