Last week, I talked about the futility of pursuing perfect writing. In that case, the difficult part was knowing when to stop. This week, I’d like to talk about the benefits of editing your book and what your work can tell you about itself. Like any advice however, even the best can prove useless if… Continue reading
Pursuing perfect writing is something I am especially guilty of. Though I may be a repeat offender, I can’t remember ever actually obtaining that perfection. That might be however, because perfect writing isn’t actually a thing.
If I’m at my computer, music of some type is usually playing. Given that most of my work after the first draft is done at the same computer, the effect music can have on it is a large concern. Is music’s effect on writing positive or negative? The answer in my experience, depends on a… Continue reading
The right tools for writing vary from writer to writer. What works best is determined more by preference than any hard and fast rule or price tag. More than anything, they should make you want to write, and should be invisible as you do so. Any focus directed at your tools is focus not directed… Continue reading
In-depth World Building is essential to a good story. The deeper and more cohesive the world you build, the more believable the story becomes. What is interesting however, is the unintended effects world building can have on the writing of the story itself.
About halfway through my first book, I learned that simply writing as I went wasn’t going to cut it. A book is a complex, living entity, and a writing system is necessary to keep it from becoming overwhelming. The system I used to rewrite and finish “A Boy Named Zephyr” has been the basis for… Continue reading
Finding time to write can be a challenge, but scheduling it gets a little easier every day. Actually writing with that time you set aside however, can be herculean task that non-writers will never fully comprehend.
Self-publishing is far more difficult than people give it credit for being. It is a journey filled with hurdles, and I’m not sure it ever actually ends. It is a lesson in itself, and my experiences writing Gemsong Saga: A Boy Named Zephyr have taught me several invaluable lessons.