Greetings and salutations, faithful reader. I am Timothy Scott Purvis, as you well know, and this is another offering of Story Time With Tim! This weeks work was written some years ago. I want to say the early 2000's even. It's based off of the movie 'The Dead Poet's Society' and was an exercise in … Continue reading The Lion: Story Time With Tim
Here we go again! Welcome, welcome, welcome, faithful reader, to another week of Left Of Midnight! I'm Timothy Scott Purvis and I do hope you're enjoying these selections of my latest novel. True, I'm still in the midst of making corrections to it, and true this is the rough draft as I've written it and … Continue reading Left of Midnight Section 1: Micro-Chapters 1.31-1.32
Here we are once again! Hope you're ready to delve back into the world of the Left of Midnight universe! Thank you for reading and hope you'll enjoy the next offering! Alright, here we go! 1.25 SHŌTŌ WAS RESTLESS. There was no peace to be found in his thoughts as he stared into the depths … Continue reading LEFT OF MIDNIGHT SECTION 1: MICRO-CHAPTERS 1.25-1.26
This was supposed to have been written up and posted this past Friday. Yet, I got occupied with other matters and somehow let this slip past me. Therefore, I'm posting it today (expect another post or two today as well as I'm a little behind on my intended post targets!). This is an older story … Continue reading Revelations: Story Time With Tim
I'm sure nobody here has ever had that problem. Chances are, you all have hundreds of readers every day and no fits and seizures ever affect your bottom line. And that is awesome! Amazing! Impressive! Awe inspiring! Yet, there are those of us who, for some reason, fail to resonate with more than a few … Continue reading What Do You Do When No One Wants To Read Your Work?
I've often heard remarks about story telling that a beginning is the most important aspect of a tale. But is that so? Because an ending can stick in a reader's mind for ages. Yet, I'm of the opinion that both are important for a story to work and unfold. I'm a firm supporter of a … Continue reading Which Is More Important: Beginning or End?
SO MY BOOK is finished. I'm satisfied with it. I've been submitting to agents and getting denied. Mostly because of word count. I've spent a few weeks whittling it down to something more acceptable and ended up with an edition some 165k words in length (original final product some 190k in length). But the more … Continue reading The Challenge of Consistent Writing
I started writing my book Red Star Sheriff roughly two years ago. I'm happy to report that I finished all the major edits to it within the last few weeks (though wordcount seems to be a sticking point on getting it published through a traditional venue--so I still have to evaluate that angle). I've been … Continue reading And It’s Done! …Sort of.
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?