SJ Duncan


The Tipping Point Blog

Four Rules for Writing a First Draft



First drafts are hard. It's easy to get stuck, and frustration is a part of the process. So how do I make it through that initial fit of creative ecstasy, self-doubt, and soul-crushing uncertainty?




Well, I happen to have a few personal rules, forged in the fires of my impassioned writer's heart, hammered out over years of effort, and sharpened against the grindstone of daily practice. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.


Rule 1: No One. . .



Strawberry jam, another great review!



It's nice when people start finding your stuff. It's even nicer when reviewers find it, and give it a great review.




Writing is a curious profession. For so much of the process, you're not entirely sure what. . .


Bash - My Breakout Novel



So, I'm at my desk, it's almost noon on a Sunday, and, as always, I'm working. Sounds boring, right? But honestly, when I look back on my life, I wouldn't have it any other way. After all the effort, all the trials, all the years of struggling to find my voice and establish myself as a legitimate writer, I've come to this point.





Bash is out. It's good. And I finally feel. . .