I gang, Craig here today. Some of this has been on my mind lately, and I'm trying to avoid a political rant. I generally avoid those like the plague in my public persona. We're going to put this soapbox away, still discuss the topic, but from an author's point of view. Many of us write … Continue reading An odd bit of world building
Okay, I admit it. When I first began writing, research wasn’t my favorite thing to do. That seems strange because I do enjoy learning—even trivial things. But when it came to writing, I just wanted to delve into a story. But writing a novel, novella, or even a short story without checking the facts can … Continue reading Getting it Right
Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 I hope this finds you all well. Today, I wanted to move away from my usual focus on words and look at, instead, book covers. I have taken a liberty and used something I wrote for a magazine a while ago. I hope you'll bear with me both on the … Continue reading Judging a book by its cover
Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 How are you all? Today, I thought I'd take a look at how to avoid your book reading as if it has personality disorder. What do I mean by that? Basically, this is what happens if your writing jumps between character Point of View (POV) without any indication. In common … Continue reading Personality Disorder
I once heard a writing instructor say he never reads a prologue. He was of the opinion that anything written in a prologue was unnecessary and a writer should say what they want to say in the first chapter. I’ve heard others say the same thing, but I beg to differ. If a book contains … Continue reading Prologues – Yea or Nay?