If we think of the butter as our resources of time and brainpower, and the bread as the many social media platforms available for an author to promote their work, Bilbo’s statement reveals a profound truth.
Learning from history is beneficial, but so too is developing the skill of imagining possibilities.
The fastest way to get a new viewpoint on your story is to get down on your hands and knees and look at the world from that vantage point.
These days, online profiles are essential to the marketing process. Most books have profiles in their insets, but building your brand goes beyond the cover.
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: