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
You know, I've been absent from here over the holidays. Mostly this is because life has just been so all engulfing for me and I just didn't know what I wanted to post on this site. But, I've been thinking lately, I'd like to get more into the act of writing. I'm thinking of focusing … Continue reading The Focus Of This Blog
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
THIS MODERN AGE of ours is a pestilence. It's boring and uninspiring. I say this not because I know where I live but because I know I don't want to live there. We live in the constant threat of terrorist strikes and nuclear obliteration. We live in an age where we have to (HAVE to) … Continue reading THE MODERN DAY IS BORING
I've been looking around the web, trying to find a site that maybe I can get some feedback through. I came back to that ole Scribophile site. I was there for a bit. But, like Fanstory, they suffer from a similar experience: people who are only concerned with HOW you can sell a story. And … Continue reading Why Writing Your ‘Perfect’ Novel Is Hard
I don't get on here as often as I'd like. Though, I guess the truth of the matter is, I don't always have a lot to say. Sure, I could rant and rave over political opinions and considerations (Our country is being destroyed by Agent Orange!). But, really, do I have the time and effort? … Continue reading It’s All Coming Together
So I'm rewriting chapter one of my novel, Red Star Sheriff, and I'm curious, which opener do you think works better? The original? Or the rework? I'm trying to be more descriptive but I'm curious if a shorter, more into it sequence is preferable versus the more visually descriptive work. If you have an opinion, … Continue reading NOVEL INTRO REVISITED: WHICH WORKS BETTER AND WHY?