James A. Michener may have passed away in 1997, but his lessons for the writer are just as relevant as they were 20 years ago. This man was the King of the Saga; he won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; he taught at Harvard University. So before I put James A. Michener’s Writer’s Handbook back on my shelf, I want to share some of his tricks with you.
Michener was altogether aware that his first drafts would barely resemble his final works. He was also aware that his best writing came from uninterrupted thought flow. How did he prevent himself from self-editing too soon?
Here follows Michener’s account on maximizing writing time: [Read more…]