Writing Tips : Creating Your Characters

What makes a good book?

Is it plot line, or prose? Is it funny or smart anecdotes along the way?

It is, and it isn’t, all of these things, plus a bit more. You need a good plot, and you need to have a decent prose. At the least, you should be able to write good enough to know the basic rules. Adverbs are hell, personification is to be used lightly; dialogue tags should be simple – and all that other jazz you hear people discuss. Continue reading

Thursday Thoughts: Curse Words

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As far back as we modern society can recall, the languages used have always had a certain set of words that are considered offensive, vulgar, or downright despicable to use in public. Continue reading

Writing Tips: Writer’s Block – Getting Through It

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Writing Tips: Writer’s Block

This wouldn’t be a writing blog if this topic wasn’t discussed at one point or another. This is a question all writers tackle at one point in their careers, but everyone who has been doing it for long enough has found their own ways to avoid it, or at least manage it. Today I’m going to go over some of my own ways to combat writer’s block, and some other suggestions I’ve come across in discussion groups.

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Writing Tips: Why Should You Print Your Work?

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Should you always print out your work?

The answer is like most things with writing – it’s subjective. It depends on the writer’s preference, resources, etc. Unlike most things in writing though, this question is often met with the same answer when it comes to a project that has twenty or more page – at least it should be. Continue reading

Writing Tips : 5 Common Writing Mistakes

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Hey, how’s everybody doing today?

Though I haven’t finished the final edits to Spettra, I decided I would take some time to write up my Writing Wednesday Blog (publishing on Friday, so I guess that eliminates the Wednesday part). The edits are near completion, and I believe the new edition of Spettra will be released early next week. It’s looking sharper, with illustrations drawn up by yours truly, new scenes, as well as an all Continue reading

Writing Prompt, March 18, 2015

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It’s Wednesday, and I’m here to deliver your weekly writing prompt. Use it as you wish, so long as you share this page so others can enjoy my stories, writing advice, and the other cool stuff my page has to offer.

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Writing Tips : 5 Common Misused Words and Expressions

Do-not-think-it-meansThe English language is complex and tricky to grasp. With tons of word variations, slang, and new phrases being coined every year, a person can have a tough time keeping up with it. Quite often, we see people using expressions, or words, incorrectly.

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Writing Tips: Making Mistakes, Betareaders, Self-editing, and Re-Releases

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Hey, how’s it going? Pull up a chair, grab a coffee (or tea, beer – Hell, have a whiskey if you really want), and let’s talk. I have something to tell you. Continue reading