Mark Noldy

Writer

Learning to Write in Fits and Starts

I am training myself to write in the time gaps of my typically choppy weekday schedule. The issue for me has not been a lack of total hours, but rather a lack of consecutive hours. My 2017 goal is to learn to play the hand I’ve been dealt and write as much as possible in spite of being sporadically busy. […]

Learning to Write Fast

I just read a blog post about writing faster. I read that one of the biggest things to overcome is the urge to compulsively edit on the fly. (You mean, I’m not crazy?) In any event, I think this is the reason I have not yet finished my “Samaritan” project. I’m trying to make it perfect after one writing. Actually, I […]

Hello again!

This is the first post of my rebranded website. Previously, marknoldy.com was a menagerie of my musings, but I have decided to focus more on my writing. Last year, I restarted Jeff Goins‘s Tribe Writers course… for like the fifth time! However, I recently made some changes in my schedule that have enabled me to do even more writing. I […]

Creating Order from Chaos

Although the headline was shamelessly stolen from the Literature and Latte ad copy for Scrivener, it comes the closest to describing what this writing tool has done for me. I’m not even close to using all the features yet, but I have found that I have far fewer papers and notes spread out over my desk. My favorite feature? The […]

First Killing the Hardest

I have been struggling to find time to write for months and months. Hell, years! I have had many story treatments with beats in Evernote for a long time. But I’ve had this partially written manuscript for even longer. (Yes, I’m talking about Samaritan.) Many times, I have gotten geared up, re-read (and edited) the story from the beginning. I […]