P. D. Wright

Wrighting Blog

Picking Your Novels

| May 23, 2010

I was talking (perhaps ” grumbling” is more accurate) to töff (from FSFW) about the short story I’ve been trying to write.  The story is The Betrayal of Mihangel and my problem is the more of the story I try to write the more obvious it is that it was never meant to BE a [...]

Contest Winners and Problem Sections

| May 12, 2010

So, though this is REALLY late, I actually did pick the winner on the right day. I just only now got around to posting it. Sorry, life has been busy busy (I say it twice so you know it’s true). Anyway, on to winners! The winner of my Guards! Guards! Giveaway contest, who will receive [...]

Things that Distract me from Writing

| May 5, 2010

I have thousands of ideas. They jump at me from everywhere I look, every person I meet, every night I dream (last night I dreamt that finishing a dissertation in economics involved fighting off a demon invasion; the core plot of the dream was preposterous – everyone knows it’s the Actuaries who fight evil – [...]

Skipping the beginning

| April 29, 2010

The last several months I’ve been under definite pressure to start this blog.  I resisted for a while, but my friends (writers C. Michael Fontes and R. Garrett Wilson) were insistent and here I am.  Blogging.  Honestly, it’s a little harder than I imagined.  Usually when I sit down to write, the words start flowing.  [...]