The Process of Building a Novel - part 1

As I mentioned in this post last month, I'm gearing up to release eight novels this year (#8books8months)! While I'm still cranking out words like mad to complete the last two novels, that's just a...

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As I mentioned in this post last month, I’m gearing up to release eight novels this year (#8books8months)! While I’m still cranking out words like mad to complete the last two novels, that’s just a piece of the entire effort. …

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One aspect of character that can be hard to pin down is:  How funny should they be? Most of us aren’t comedy writers.  We write fantasy or science fiction or horror or (input genre), but that doesn’t mean humor doesn’t …

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Merry Christmas! This is my favorite time of year.  I love Christmas and everything it stands for.  It is a time of good cheer, family, and giving, regardless of religious belief.  I am religious, so I celebrate that part too. …

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 Merry Christmas! Despite varying religious faiths, we can all enjoy this time of year when the world seems to be a little happier, more people smile, and we enjoy lots of great cookies. Like many, I’m wrapping up a busy …

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Keeping The Balance

It seems most people you ask, “How are you doing?” these days will answer: “Busy!” I’m right there with them.  This year’s been a big year.  In writing, I’ve completed three new novels, a total of about 400,000 new words.  …

 

Don’t Break Your Promises

This month in Fictorians, we’re discussing things we love and things we hate about stories.  What works and what doesn’t?  Check out the excellent posts. As authors, we make lots of promises to our readers.  What genre is this book?  …

 

Not Another Edit!

This month in Fictorians we are discussing Fear and Loathing in writing:  those things that make writing and the writing life difficult and sometimes downright depressing.  It’s not an easy road, but the great posts this month help writers keep …

 

Life vs Story

This month in Fictorians, we’re discussing Stranger than Fiction.  Check out all the great stories people are sharing that would never work in a story because they would break readers’ credibility.  In this post, I am exploring why that is …

 

Enjoy the Journey

This month in the Fictorians, we are offering the advice to ourselves that we would share if we could go back in time and visit ourselves as new writers just starting out.  This post can be found there, along with …

 

Get Out of Your Own Head

This month in the Fictorians, we are sharing the advice we would give ourselves if we could go back in time and talk with ourselves as new writers.  This post can also be found there.  Check it out, along with …

 
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