So on day three of unemployment, I feel like I'm finally back on track as far as writing goes. I should have chapter four done either tonight or tomorrow and I'm now realizing just how long this whole thing is gonna be when it's done. Suffice to say, the length is gonna be pretty intimidating,… Continue reading Skip to the Good Bit
Writing is not the easiest thing in the world by any means. I'm sure I'm not the only person who gets a little anxious just thinking about sitting down and devoting time to it, which is probably why my personal work usually takes a while. And I'm probably not the only person who finds it… Continue reading Oh, the Endless Distractions
So, I guess in an effort to stick to my guns in a previous post about criticism and feedback, I wanted to share a short excerpt (roughly six pages in Word/2,000 words) from the beginning of the novel I'm currently working on. I haven't shared it without people I don't know personally in quite some… Continue reading Finding my Way
One of the biggest turn-offs for writing novels, if not the biggest, in my opinion, is all of the setup. That part of the novel filled to the brim with exposition, precise details, sometimes a timeline of events. Naturally, this can be something spread out rather than a giant wall of text (GWT). Nevertheless, it's… Continue reading Preparing for the Oncoming Storm
Let's talk about writing style. Almost as important as the actual content. Two stories with essentially the same subject matter but with different writing styles are effectively completely different. Finding your style, for lack of a better phrase, makes your work unique. Things like word choice, fluency and voice contribute to this. But rather than treat… Continue reading The Style of Audience
Annnd for today's topic: Inspiration. One thing that everyone seems to look for nowadays is an original idea, which is absolutely great if you have one. Originality is so sought after because it's so hard to come by because there are over seven billion people alive today. The Population Reference Bureau estimates that a whopping… Continue reading Inspiration in the Works
I'm sure we've all heard the phrase "the book was better than the movie." Personally, this never really made much sense to me. So in my attempt to get both sides of the argument, I found a like-minded and lengthy post on why it's completely up to individual experience to decide if either is better.… Continue reading From Page to Picture: Is either better?