J. Robert King

Archive for January, 2010

The Twelve Days of Greenwood!

The magnificent Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms, is one of the funniest, friendliest, and wisest writers I’ve ever met—and that’s saying something. I’ve edited four of his early novels and have known him for about twenty years. He’s a great writer and a good friend, a perfect subject for an interview. So I […]

January 26th, 2010
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Killing Your Darlings

There are many keys to successful revision. Hemingway is supposed to have advised that you “write drunk, revise sober.” He’s right in that you have to bring a different mind to revising than to writing. Writing is generative, expansive, excessive, garrulous–even a bit mad. Writing is the Promethean act of stealing fire from the gods. Revising […]

January 10th, 2010
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