Writing Roots

S14E2 – Law Enforcement with Patrick O’Donnell

I will put you, the writer, behind the wheel of the squad car, walking a beat, investigating crime scenes and sitting behind a desk writing reports. So, put on your Sam Brown belt, strap on your vest and let’s go experience what cops do and learn why they do it. – Patrick O’Donnell

S13BE – Why We Write Selfishly

I used to be afraid about what people might say or think after reading what I had written. I am not afraid anymore, because when I write, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone, I am just expressing myself and my opinions. It’s ok if my opinions are different from those of the reader, each of us can have his own opinions. So writing is like talking, if you are afraid of writing, you may end up being afraid of talking. – Bangambiki Habyarimana

S13E7 – When a Story is Fake or Forced

A novel must show how the world truly is, how characters genuinely think, how events actually occur. A novel should somehow reveal the true source of our actions. – Kevin Hood

S13E6 – When Continuity Breaks

Continuity isn’t actually something that I ever worry about. You use it where you need to, and you don’t use it where you don’t need to. – Neil Gaiman

S13E5 – Red Flag Words

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. – Mark Twain