I'm in the endgame now! Got through two thirds of my narrative, rewritten significant portions of the story, cleaned up plot holes, and strengthened character arcs! I'm enjoying the process and pleased with how the final story is coming along. By the end of August, I think, all will be said and gone. Soon, I … Continue reading How My Book Is Coming
So, still working voraciously on finishing my book. The reworking of the third draft is slowing me down as I've found major sections that need rewritten. However, I think it reads far better now and will end up being an enjoyable read. At least I think so. Maybe that's all I'm writing it for: myself. … Continue reading Monthly Update
So, one of my least favorite authors is Chuck Wendig. Mostly because how he writes is a slow string of wording that dribbles on for too long and makes for a frustrating read. Let me offer up an example of what I'm talking about from the novel Star Wars: Aftermath. I will write the first … Continue reading That’s What He Said…
This is such an interesting question. I've seen many people ask it of established authors. It seems like a question that potential writers ask to make sure they're not losing their minds because this bug to write has bitten them hard. And it isn't a bad question. However, I think it's potentially loaded. Mostly because … Continue reading When Did You Know You Wanted To Write?
I've been working on my book, Red Star Sheriff, for the last year and a half and I'm pleased to say, proud even, that my third draft is going along smoothly. I've been tightening up plot elements and reveling in how much more life my characters are taking on. The story is becoming stronger and … Continue reading The State Of My Latest Draft
Over the last half a year I've been reading a lot of other writer's works. I have a method I like to employ when critiquing a work of literature (I wrote about that last month and what it means to be a critiquer, which you can check out here: https://cosmicfantasies.com/2019/02/14/advice-for-those-critters-out-there-who-want-to-give-better-critiques/). What I focus on is … Continue reading Beta Reading For Someone Can Be A Challenge
Always wondered what the proper word count on your writing per day should be? Man, do I have some thoughts for you!
It's been just over a year since I started my new book Red Star Sheriff. By no means was it my first, of course. I've written several books. There was: Left Of Midnight, Mass Effect 3 ReImagined, and several failed projects that I have yet to finish; Cosmic Soup 4 The Superheroic Soul and Destiny: … Continue reading One Year Ago-I Started My New Book
Up until yesterday, I was a member of Scribophile, an online writing site where you post your work up on your own page to gain feedback from other readers. I must say, I wasn't too hopeful about the site when I started. Mostly because I was once a member of Fanstory.com and several Facebook Writers … Continue reading My Experiences With Online Writers Groups
Okay, here we go! I've been a member of Scribophile since 2006. So, a warning, I have a potty mouth, nanner, nanner, nanner. Therefore, if you are easily offended by colorful metaphors of a profane variety, close your eyes. You listen to that warning and suggestion? I hope so. You know why. Because I prefaced … Continue reading Advice For Those Critters Out There Who Want to Give Better Critiques