I joined a writers group the other week and it seems to be going well so far. We’re quite the ragtag bunch of ne’er-do-wells, but prior to the initial Zoom meeting, I’d never met any of these people before. Good first impressions? Forget about it.Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: On the virtues of a writer’s group
What name do you give a character to make them memorable? Are there any hard and fast rules to what you should and should not use? What is it about Harry Potter, Arthur Dent and Katniss Everdeen that makes a memorable impression?Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: Character names
I’ve reached my second milestone one week earlier than anticipated! Feels good to see that 20K goal so close that I can almost touch it.Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: Second milestone reached!
It has begun. Humans are reading my manuscript with the aim of sharing their critical thoughts with me. It took some time to adjust to this unfamiliar level of vulnerability, but I think I’ve come to terms with this necessary step in the process.Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: Share and share alike
One of the hardest parts of writing for a lot of people, I think, is getting the feedback you actually need to push the work in the right direction.Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: redrafting and finding the right feedback
I’ve set three goals over the course of this project and I’ve well and truly smashed the first one. It’s time to celebrate! …Or is it?Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: First milestone reached!