Tag Archives: writing

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…

Book Review – THE A-Zs OF WORLD BUILDING by Rebekah Loper #amwriting #Fantasy

Just Released: THE A-Zs of Worldbuilding by Rebekah Loper   About the book Worldbuilding is the ultimate act of creation for speculative fiction writers, but how exactly do you worldbuild? You ask ‘what if’ and use each answer as a springboard to more questions and answers about your fictional world. In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, […]

Infographic: 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead #amwriting #amediting

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Jack Milgram is a writer and blogger at Custom Writing. He recently published an Infographic with 28 Boring Words and suggestions of what to use instead. The idea is that, if you practice using these suggested words instead of the plain-vanilla ones, it will become a habit and enrich your writing. You can…

“The Road to Hell is Paved With Adverbs” – Stephen King – What do the numbers say?

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
As writers, we are constantly (adverb) told about the misstep of using too many adverbs in our writing. I recently received the book Nabakov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt which has the first attempt to quanitfy adverb usage by authors recognized as the masters of the craft that…

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#amwriting: manners and toxic professional relationships

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Working authors rely on the world of the internet. We must not only have our own website, but we must also have a Facebook page, a LinkedIn page, and a Goodreads page. In this electronic world, an icon or avatar is the pictorial representation of our alter ego…

Secrets Readers Don’t Know about #Authors

Originally posted on Terri Herman-Ponce:
A lot goes on behind the scenes in getting a book published. Stuff that readers don’t know and probably don’t need to know. Because, let’s face it, all a reader cares about is a story that takes them out of the real world and into another that, when well done,…

Guest Post with Author Kate M. Colby #Desertera

Originally posted on Helen Jones:
Today I’m very pleased to welcome author (and author-y friend!) Kate M. Colby to my blog. Kate has just released The Courtesan’s Avenger, the second book in her Desertera series (and if you haven’t read her first book, The Cogmsith’s Daughter, get yourselves a copy now!). Set in the steampunk…

Do you think your #writing isn’t good enough? Dealing with your fears – Part 3

While it is definitely advisable to achieve a fair degree of knowledge of writing and publishing before you go ahead, if you are a writer who NEVER feels like your work is either good enough, or ready enough, then I advocate taking Hugh Laurie’s advice. There are so many ways you can self-sabotage your writing career, and […]