Working on a deadline

I have a couple of stories that are due this week, in addition to a bunch of other things that I need to get done.

Strange how that works.

I leave you with this: "How to write a book in three days"

Michael Moorcock is a highly influential English writer. His career has mostly specialised in fantasy and sci-fi, and whilst some of his novels have been highly literary, he was a firm exponent of sword-and-sorcery, particularly in the sixties and seventies.

He has often commented on the craft of writing, but one of his most unique and interesting techniques is his plan for writing a book in three days. He was talking about sword-and-sorcery at the time, the fantasy inheritor of pulp fiction, and the books in question were typically 60,000 words, but even so, there’s a lot to be said for his methods. Despite the general medium, the power of his work has been huge, and his best-known character, Elric, is one of fantasy’s great standouts.

Anyway. Here is Mike’s technique for writing a book in three days: ...

Follow the link to read more. Fascinating article about writing to a genre standard formula.

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