Tag Archives: writing

Results of this year’s holiday promo, and THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE is nearly done!

I decided to give the regular, over-populated New Year post a miss this year, and focus on the wonderful clear writing time I had over the holiday period, but normal service will resume shortly! On the writing note, I’m thrilled to report I’m in sight of the end of book #3 of The Five Kingdoms […]

HONORING HONORIFICS

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
Let’s take this week to go after a certain copy editing bugaboo that I have found extremely common in both fantasy and science fiction. It’s another of those seemingly impenetrable rules governing the proper use of an initial cap. An initial cap is when the first letter of…

Listening to Your WIP – #WritingTip #amwriting

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
We’ve talked about this in the past, but as I avail myself of the process more and more, I now wonder how I wrote anything without stopping to hear my words now and then. At the very least, how did I dare submit my revised document to an editor,…

GDPR And Authors: What You Need To Know

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I’ve received quite a few inquiries regarding the new European Union privacy legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation initially impacts European Union member countries and aims to protect people from companies selling personal data. To do this, it regulates the use…

THE POWER OF WRITING – FREE TELESUMMIT – SIGN UP NOW! #writing

Are you a new writer? Or dreaming about it and not yet taken the plunge? Or perhaps you are curious about different types of writing and writers? Well, how about this – starting April 30th, I am one of 15 authors sharing my experience at THE POWER OF WRITING TELESSUMIT. And best of all, it’s […]

Have you experienced sequel-writing phobia? My advice is trust your creativity. #amwriting

Are you one of the vast number of authors who follow the sage advice to write books in series? Series are so much easier to market – promote the first one and, provided you’ve done a good enough job on writing that opening book, readers will carry on through to buy the next, and the […]

Guest author: Deborah Jay – #Writers, be true to yourself

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Image: Pixabay Rather a grand headline, I know, but you’ll understand where I’m coming from as you read further. Amongst other things, I am a writer. Those ‘other things’ include caring for an elderly parent (two, until recently), and running a full-time business that involves a lot…

How to write horses wrong – reblog #writing

Back in November, I copied a post from Nicholas C. Rossis’ blog, in turn reblogged from Dan Koboldt, about casting horses in fiction. I subsequently followed Dan’s blog and a while ago he added a further post on the subject, which I’d like to share with you now, as it made me nod my head […]

A LITTLE ABOUT ENDINGS #authors #amwriting

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
I’ve written about starting a novel or short story, and what you might need to know or do to get started writing or what elements readers will respond to in the first sentence, paragraph, or page, but I’ve written very little about endings beyond part of some musings…

Casting Horses in Fictional Worlds

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I found this excellent post on horses on Dan Koboldt’s blog. It is part of his weekly Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series, where he tackles one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Be…