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Survey: How do fiction writers work?

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Articles Writing Surveys
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Are you a fiction writer? Do you find yourself curious about how other writers work and track their progress? You are not alone.

I am fascinated by the processes that people use to blend their creative work with the business of making art. I’ve even dabbled with the idea of trying to figure out if there is space in the world for better tools to do just that. But mostly, I’m interested in the process.

If that sounds as interesting to you, as it does to me, please consider filling out this survey. I’ll post the final results publicly when the survey closes.

If there’s interest, there may be opportunities to produce helpful tools for all. If not, we all get a little peek into the workflows of our peers. 😄


Writing Report Card: November 2017
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Articles Writing Submissions Report Card Publishing
Last month, I announced a new recurring feature where I’ll publicly post a report card of fiction writing activity each month. This series is inspired by Aeryn Rudel’s blog Rejectomancy. Each month I’ll post my results, summarizing words written, submissions, rejections, and hopefully acceptances.
Writing Report Card: October 2017
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Articles Writing Submissions Report Card Publishing
I’ve been writing a lot more lately, shifting my work from a secret passion to more of a serious pursuit. The last few months I’ve been making steady progress on project DARK CONDUIT, and producing short stories which I’ve been submitting to fiction markets.
Goodnight, Writer's Ledger. Hello, Pacemaker.
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Articles Writing Development
I’ve written here before about one of my side projects, a suite of productivity tools for writers called Writer’s Ledger. The idea began from a desire to convert the spreadsheets I use for tracking manuscripts to a reusable web app.