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

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 : Handling Multiple Projects – 6 Tips On Keeping Your Mind Straight

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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).

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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

Hey!

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: 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

Writing Tips: Outline VS Free Writing

Hey Writers!

Here’s an interesting debate I think all scribblers face. I have been thinking about recently and so, I decided to share my thoughts with you. I hope you find this informative.

What’s better, free writing or outlining? Continue reading