The American English vocabulary we know and love today originally came from England, and neighboring European countries that learned King’s English. But there is still a monumental amount of difference between terms used in the U.K, and the ones used in western culture. If you look at some of them, you’ll see they could cause misunderstandings, and create embarrassing situations. They will also make a writer look like a complete idiot when trying to interpret King’s English and put it into their story. If you’re a writer, it’s a good idea to know these terms, so that you don’t use them incorrectly whenever introducing a British character or setting.
Writing Wednesday: Your Writing Space
There’s an interesting dilemma with writing in terms of where you write, and how it affects your work. Some people are less influenced by this, and can write almost anywhere, but some are flaunted by the smallest inconsistency at their desk. Some people don’t even know that they’re work is being affected, especially those who are just beginning. The smallest, teeny-tiniest thing could be getting to you, and you may not even realize how much it affects your writing.
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
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.
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
Let’s talk about writing.
How many projects are you working on right now? Are they small, big – somewhere in between?
How do you organize these projects, and remain efficient in your every day schedule?
The last question is one I’ve asked myself, at least a dozen times over the course of the past year. Within the year, I came up with a few tips on how to manage multiple projects, with, at the least, some success (the success will depend on how hard you are willing to work).
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