This website exists to save you time in your writing by teaching you things that would otherwise take years of reflection and self-examination.
Zen practitioners value meditation and intuition over ritual and precedent. Zen is a way of life for it’s practitioner. What this site aims to give you is an idea of what might work best for you by helping you gain enough knowledge to follow your intuition.
The Zen Novelist
There’s already tons of stuff written about novel writing on the web. What I’m not going to do is bore you with things that have already been said. So far, I’ve never found a website with the information I wanted or had to discover for myself. Often, I had to go to sources that weren’t involved in writing in order to learn about what I needed, such as the difference between men and women as it relates to a novel.
The problem with that approach is that you don’t get the information from a writer’s perspective and are left to piece together the information yourself. It often takes time, sometimes years, before the full picture is revealed.