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A real treat for fiction writers

A real treat for fiction writers

Like this: Like Loading ... That will help you get a killer opening and deliver an actually satisfying ending too. I love reading books about composing-- and composing about writing. My latest manuscript is a quick read-- under 10,000 words in other words areas-- short thoughts and insights-- and I could truly finish with a couple of more beta readers, if possible. Please email me if you d be up for that, author@jennyalexander.co.uk Many thanks indeed! Donald Maass first came onto my radar as a fantastic author for authors at a Scattered Authors retreat a number of years ago, when ace kidss and YA author, Linda Newbery, suggested his Writing the Breakout Novel. The premise there is that you can provide a good novel successful potential by focusing on universal themes, such as the defend...
David Mack: I Come Not To Praise My Series, But To Bury It

David Mack: I Come Not To Praise My Series, But To Bury It

And now, a guest post by a friend of the blog, and somebody who has actually crossed the boundaries of spec-fic to write for tie-in tasks and his own original work-- David Mack. *** By 2014, I had actually currently invested numerous years considering the series first book, The Midnight Front, and forming it in my creativity. It felt like a dream made manifest when I was finally able to dedicate its very first story to the page. In 2015, after my representative found Dark Arts a home with a three-book deal at Tor Books, I visualized an intense future for my literary production. Despite receiving usually excellent reviews from readers, landing on some prominent "Best of ..." lists, and its second volume being chosen for a Dragon Award, the Dark Arts series never discovered its method ont...
Ferrett Steinmetz: A Messy, Incomprehensible, And Unfathomable Endeavor

Ferrett Steinmetz: A Messy, Incomprehensible, And Unfathomable Endeavor

Lets be clear: A Messy, Incomprehensible, And Unfathomable Endeavor, would be an excellent book title. Additional points if its the title to a book about 2020. I DIGRESS. And now, a guest post from Ferrett Steinmetz that is about code, and stories, and more than that, too. Enjoy! *** Im talking about the code that runs your websites. We all know the internet is a burbling cesspool of doubtful decisions-- but Im not discussing the anti-vaxxer Qanons fucking with your Facebook feed. The funny thing is, in science fiction, innovation typically just works-- unlike genuine life. You never see Captain Picard wailed "SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT?!?" at a pixelated image of a Klingon as he attempts to establish a streaming videoconference, however I bet your Zoom calls have had a couple of whammies. A...
No, Writing For IP Is Not Soulless

No, Writing For IP Is Not Soulless

So, I take it somebody on Twitter said something about IP books being soulless. Or maybe they stated it about the authors of those books? While fully recognizing the individual may have very well been attempting to champion initial work rather of "IP" work, I do think its worth talking a little bit about IP work. Anyhow. Its why Im making this point here on The Blog, where I can more (extensively, wordily, eye-rollingly) make my point rather of needing to condense it into an amuse-bouche course of great points that will in some way go viral and wind up being wadded up into a ball of damaged glass and fired at my house. Now, as somebody who has composed at least a little bit of IP, I complain that-- while likewise recognizing that the person wasnt likely attempting to make a troublesom...
Christopher Brown: Five Things I Learned Writing Failed State

Christopher Brown: Five Things I Learned Writing Failed State

The only way out is to discover the evidence that will get both sides back to the table, and secure a more long lasting peace. Consisting of one explosive secret concealed in the ruins, the discovery of which could extinguish the last hope for a much better tomorrow-- or, if Donny plays it right, keep it burning. In the aftermath of a second American transformation, peace rests on a vulnerable truce. As the factions in Washington work to restore order, Donny Kimoe is in court to settle old ratings-- and pay his own debts come due. The rebels Donny as soon as defended are exacting their own kind of justice. In the ruins of New Orleans, they are building a green utopia-- and kidnapping their beat foes to pay for it. The latest captive is the young heiress to a fortune made from ransacking ...
Procrastination is About Fear by Beth Barany

Procrastination is About Fear by Beth Barany

A reflective article on how procrastination has to do with worry from composing coach, Beth Barany. *** Picture This: There you are. You wish to compose, however something stops you. You turn away, do the dishes, clean the counters, pay the costs, anything but compose. Yet, your story contacts us to you in the night, or upon waking. And you misery with ever finishing the story or polishing it to a fine shine for your readers. What stops you? I doubted the options I d already made in the story. I doubted my skills as an author. I trembled before the possibility of needing to make more tough choices that would repair the story into its final kind. When Book 1 had actually been well received, I was scared of what others may think of Book 2 in the series. Its simple to procrastinate ...
Favorite Inspiring Things of the Week by Beth Barany

Favorite Inspiring Things of the Week by Beth Barany

Favorite Inspiring Things of the Week ... Some of what Ive loved ... am loving ... and recommend for your factor to consider: . Im still reading the Ava Lee series by Ian Hamilton-- Im on Book 9 now, The Couturier of Milano, and have simply come across the big issue at the heart of the story. I delight in the anticipation of how Ava will get out of this issue-- larger than shes ever dealt with prior to I completed checking out Rites of Passage -- I really enjoyed this book that I needed to check out in 10th grade English Listening to FranceInter through the app. I like hearing whats taking place in France in real time. For the new/different viewpoint on the world it uses if you can listen/watch media outside your nation I extremely recommend it Definitely in love with Rufus Wainwrigh...
Copyright Rules and Fair Use: The Do’s & Don’ts of Using Content From the Internet by Kelley Way

Copyright Rules and Fair Use: The Do’s & Don’ts of Using Content From the Internet by Kelley Way

Lets welcome back regular monthly columnist Kelley Method as she shares with us "Copyright Rules and Fair Use: The Dos & & Do nts of Using Content From the Web." Enjoy! *** You see, the courts declared long back that every claim of reasonable use need to be selected a case by case basis. Dont anguish; all is not lost. There are methods you can safely use the material and discover on the Internet. Heres how:. The Internet is rife with taken material, so do your due diligence before going this route. Yes, you can likewise count on reasonable use, but in lots of cases fair usage is a bigger gamble than the alternatives above.. The mere truth that the material is on the Internet and easy to download or copy does not suggest that it is totally free to utilize.. How does your use affe...

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