What Does It Mean To Market A Book?

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?

That’s What He Said…

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…

Beta Reading For Someone Can Be A Challenge

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

Advice For Those Critters Out There Who Want to Give Better Critiques

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