Greetings and salutations, faithful readers! I'm Timothy Scott Purvis (if you don't know that by now, that is--and if this is your first time reading anything by me, welcome aboard and I hope you'll enjoy what's next to come!) and I've come to share with you some updates on what's going on with me. I … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Market A Book?
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…
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!
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
SO you want to write? Looking for that great American novel? Forget that nonsense. That ship sailed back in the 1800's. Now, you just want to write a great novel. And I have a thought on how to accomplish that. I'm currently in the midst of writing a novel that I hope to find an … Continue reading TIM’S METHOD OF WRITING