And last but certainly not least our final character for the week. Captain Garrett Catheridge, whom I left until the end for a reason. He is not really a main character, but he does have some kind of impact on almost every other character in the book, especially our protagonist. He stopped outside the entrance… Read More Garrett
My short story project last week was a success. I hammered out 4300 words over the week and the story is now being edited. It will be released to the public by the end of the month. Now it is back to editing my novel. I have set my goal date to July and I… Read More Shifting focus
I am writing furiously to finish my new short story this week. Here is my proposed cover. I welcome any comments.
A couple of weeks back I posted a small excerpt from my novel each day. Each one was centered around a different key character in the book. I have been thinking this week of doing something like that in short story form. We have all seen these movies that have directors cuts. These are pieces… Read More Short stories
I spent the weekend writing in a new scene to my novel. I knew that there was going to be a chapter that I would stumble on. I had never been completely happy with said chapter since first draft. It always just seemed like a way to keep the story moving from one happening to… Read More Novel Progress
As I edit my book I am mostly satisfied, a small change here a typo there. I have added a scene or two but mostly very happy. Of course editing your own book is like reading your favorite story for the hundredth time. You can quote it as well as you can quote your favorite… Read More Distance
I’ve had this discussion with a couple of other authors. What does everyone think about the use of contractions in writing. I don’t mean in dialogue either, that’s a whole other set of rules entirely. I mean in general narrative. I’ve always shied away from them myself. There is just something about a contraction to… Read More Contractions
This week I have seen a lot of posts on point of view, structure, character development etc. These are all good things to think about but at the same time, try not to get too bogged down on WHAT your novel is. If you are just starting a new story, just write. Write, write write… Read More Just write…