Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is again eerily timely. We’re talking writer finances. How do you budget for uneven income? What’s your biggest expense?
With so many people struggling financially due to the #COVID19 shutdowns, managing money is heavy on many people’s minds. It’s odd to find myself well-equipped to deal with this because – as a full-time writer with no other income and with a non-salaried spouse who does not provide me with health insurance – I am always juggling the financial balls. Come on over to learn more!
Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is: “The most difficult scene you ever wrote and why.”
I’m guessing that’s why was it difficult, not why we wrote it. Though I do think the why we wrote the scene in the first place is relevant.
There’s a school of thought among writers and writerly-advice givers that if a story becomes difficult – if the writer hits a block and grinds to a stop – then that’s an indicator of Something Gone Wrong. I see this advice a lot. Writers will say – often in response to questions about how they handle Writer’s Block – “When I hit a block, I know I’ve done something wrong, taken a wrong turn somewhere, so I go back and rework the plot.”
Our assignment this week at the SFF Seven is to give a shout-out to the non-author creatives who enrich our lives: illustrators, musicians, jewelers, painters, poets, voice-actors, etc. This one is an easy pick for me because I just released THE FATE OF THE TALA, which means I’ve been posting the cover everywhere.