1. The White Pipes is one of my favourite books.
2. She writes about writing in a way that’s clever yet accessible; erudite yet appealing. And just damned practical and down-to-earth.
Here she blogs about the discipline of writing – i.e. the application of the backside to the chair and the fingers to the keys. It’s a useful read because sometimes we all forget the basics – like, in order to finish a book or story we need to (a) start it in the first place and (b) keep putting the words on the page.
“Writing gets accomplished in different ways. As long as the words end up on the page, it doesn’t matter how they get there. At least that’s the conventional wisdom. However, what I’ve found is that some ways of getting words there are more efficient, less painful, and more fun than other ways.”
The rest lives here http://nancykress.blogspot.com/2009/06/discipline.html