Hello SErs! Already, we're a week into 2018. I hope you've all gotten off to a great start. For today's post, I'd like to take a look at showing rather than telling. How you choose to write your narrative can make a huge difference to your finished book. It can make the difference between grabbing … Continue reading Show Me Yours …
Hi, Gang. Craig here again, and I'm back on the topic of starting a story. I also want to weave in the importance of a good notebook. For reference purposes, here are the links to the previous posts. New Story and Media Res. I get ideas all the time. Most of them are pretty worthless. … Continue reading Starting a story III
Ciao, SEers. We’re rounding out the year, and everyone is likely in planning mode for 2018. I know the six of us have been discussing it among ourselves. So, I thought this would be a great time to talk about a particular type of planning---plotting a series. I’ve written both standalone works and series, and … Continue reading Six Steps to Plotting a Series
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
Hello SEers and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great holiday! Last week, Staci Troilo shared some fantastic insights for increasing your word-count. There must have been some sort of kismet between us because I was dealing with the same topic as I try to ramp up my word count. Here are some tips … Continue reading Just How Many Words Can You Wordsmith? Follow-up Tips!