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
I only wrote a lot of poems during my days in college when I was taking a literature course in poetry. I wrote a few before and after, but the bulk came out of this time. I just never had the urge to wax poetic. But I suppose I could always try my hand again … Continue reading Poem Time! The Title Is: ‘What Is Life?’
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 recently finished up my beta read and sent it off to the woman who wrote the book. It had some intriguing concepts but the execution left little to be desired. Hopefully my thoughts and comments will help her moving forward so that she can make the story what it's supposed to be. Now, I'm … Continue reading Time To Get Back To Work
I've got another old poem for you to enjoy. I wrote it for a poetry class I was taking. It was just for extra credit and it allowed me to flesh out my writing skills on a small scale. I think it helped me start thinking about creativity in the writing process. I will admit … Continue reading And Now For Another Poem: ‘O’Chicken’
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
Once upon a time, I used to write poems. I've seen a lot of people on here sharing their own poems and I started thinking, 'maybe I should share some of mine.' So, that's what I'm going to do. Starting now, every so often I'm going to put up one of my old poems. Let's … Continue reading I Used To Write Poems: ‘State Of The Union’
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
I decided to go ahead and changed my page layout here. I thought it was about time to give it a new look. What do you think? Does it work? Clearly, I'm not upgrading my subscription just yet. Maybe next year. Trying to get all of my bills under control and then I'll look into … Continue reading Brand New Layout!