The journey of writing is fraught with difficulties and many of them can catch you before you finish even your first draft and sometimes even before you start.
Like it or not, social media is here to stay. It can be a strange to-do, to stay consistent in the social marketing game.
They say we come in two types: outliner and discovery writer, and by way of disclaimer, I am an outliner to a fault. If you’re a discovery writer, I hope you still find this blog useful; if you’re an outliner like me, perhaps you’ll join me in the refining of the craft (or compulsion) of…
Science fiction is based on speculation. Without that speculative element – the warp drive, time travel, eugenics, rogue A.I. or what have you – it wouldn’t really be science fiction.
Writing a good story is just the first step: getting it published means finding the right publisher AND formatting your manuscript correctly.
There are many genres in literature; and many more sub genres within these categories. And though I have written stories in most of them, I prefer writing science fiction. Here is why:
In writing genre, it’s important to be consistent in how the mechanics of that genre works. In this blog, I’m going to look at the rules of arcana (ie, ‘magic’) as it pertains to the kingdom of Altria where the Fairy Tale Case Files (William Tenys novels) are based.
Getting published can be a daunting season in getting your story out to the world, but it’s really good news, as much as it is necessary. If this is the publishing route you’re going to take, I present a few things worth keeping in mind at this critical time.
So, you’ve written a book, edited it, loved it and hated it (hopefully more love than hate…), and are ready to send it out to a publisher.
When writing your book, choose the writing genre that interests you, even if it isn’t a popular genre. You will be more satisfied during the writing process, which will make for a more compelling story.