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About the name. I was the youngest of four. Until I got to kindergarten, I didn't have much to say. All I had to do to get what I wanted was to point, and a sibling, or loving parent, would fulfill my request. As a result, my father coined the nickname -- King Midget. At least that's the way the story goes.
I am a father, husband, friend, and lover, writer, runner, pizza maker, baker, and many other things. What I am not is my occupation. It is my job that pays the bills and provides for my family. But, it does not define me.
In our second video chat, Berthold and I were joined by Audrey Driscoll. In this we discuss the path we took to writing, how much publishing was a part of our writing decisions/process, and the importance of knowing what your objective is if you decide to write.
What brought you to writing? How important is publishing to your efforts? Has your objective shifted as you have written more?
A couple of months ago I started noodling over getting a bunch of writers together who wanted to talk and blog and offer advice to others exploring the world of writing and publishing. The result of that noodling is this website, and a growing series of video chats on issues related to writing and publishing.
Here is the first video chat (actually, it’s the second, but the first was specifically about my published works and I’m committed to not using this website to promote my own efforts). In this video, Berthold Gambrel and I discuss a few “writing rules” we’ve heard of over the years and what we think about them.
Among those rules are “writing what you know,” pantsing versus plotting, and a few other things. (By the way, there are plenty of other “writing rules” out there and we’d love to have a conversation about those rules as well — share your ideas about rules you’ve heard that would be good for conversation in the comments.)