On the Road to Publishing My First Novel I'm going to be honest here. I'm working towards getting my novel ready for self publishing, and want people to feel that they're helping make this thing a reality. So I set up an email listing so people can get cool stuff while also helping make this … Continue reading Sign Up and Help an Indie Author
Here's a video Mandi Lynn released recently on how to format your book into an ebook format for various different online shops, and it is super easy.
Yesterday, I shared a great resource about how to critique your writing from Writers Helping Writers. Today, I thought I might offer another critique cheat sheet, this time from C.S. Lakin. Here is the first block of critique questions offered by Ms. Lakin. Conflict Does your story begin with some sort of conflict—either internal or … Continue reading Critiquing Your Work – part 2
One part of the revision process is critiquing your work. Whether it's constant throughout the process or at various phases during your writing, critique is crucial to making a quality finished work. But what questions should we ask? How do we critique our book in a holistic, systematic way that makes for a great product … Continue reading Critiquing Your Work
I've been trying my damndest to revise my first novel, The Department for Mutated Persons, so I've been trying to glean any and all information on how to revise the right way.
Writing a science fiction book? Want to play with space travel, time travel, or whatever? Or maybe you just want to understand wormholes? Check out this enlightening YouTube video from Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell, an awesome channel with a lot of interesting theoretical and scientific explainer videos. It also has an awesomely 80's soundtrack … Continue reading Wormholes Explained (Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell)
Superstitions. Myths. Urban Legends. Life is full of them. How did they come to be? Check out this Ted-Ed video from Stuart Vyse about where superstitions come from. https://youtu.be/quOdF1CAPXs As fiction writers how do we use these ideas to build credible superstitions, myths, etc into our narratives, especially since it is so ingrained in our … Continue reading Myth building and Superstitions
I just wanted to share this review of my first draft for The Department for Mutated Persons. It's 1984 meets X-Men! To read it for yourself, you can check on this blog OR go to Wattpad. Also, if you write a review, share it with me!
Noah Zandan brings us an interesting video on the language of lying. This can be helpful not only to spot a liar, but - for writers - to create complex characters that lie in ways that feel genuine. https://youtu.be/H0-WkpmTPrM
Check out this cool Ted Talk from Anne Lamott about life and writing. One thing that stuck out to me is when she said: If it’s someone else’s problem, then you probably don’t have the answer anyway… Help is the sunny side of control. https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_lamott_12_truths_i_learned_from_life_and_writing?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_content=talk&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_term=humanities