I’ve written a third installment of my own ruminations on speed and quality in writing fiction and history, but I’m still polishing it.
But wanted to mention, for those who enjoy “fast” writing, that one of best opinions on the subject came from Jay Lake, years ago, in Jay’s Rules of Writing. In his argument for the value of writing a story a week for a year, he came to the conclusion that not everything you write will be gold. Much of it will be crap. In fact, half of it will be worthless, 25% will need heavy lifting, and 25% will be ready for the slush pile with a little clean up.
Elizabeth White, who has been kind enough to review the Spar books (and, thankfully, enjoyed them!) asked me back to do a post on any topic I wanted. Given that role playing games are critical to DICE ROLL, I figured … Continue reading
In Ridlerville, when it rains, it pours. Four neat things happened this week: I sold one of my best stories to a well paying market. My flash fiction piece, “Punchlines” is up at OUT OF THE GUTTER! I’m interviewed about … Continue reading
Yesterday, Nick Mamatas and I went to the Aurora Theater to watch Kristoffer Diaz’s play, and Pulitzer finalist, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY. It’s the story of a young Puerto Rican kid in the Bronx named Mace who loves … Continue reading
Check out this rocking review of DEATH MATCH from the good folks at Hellnotes! “For readers familiar with Goon by Edward Lee and John Pelan, a thriller set in the underworld of wrestling, Death Match by Jason Ridler will be … Continue reading