What time of day do you write best? Are you a morning person or an evening person? This article explores the best times to think and write creatively based on how your brain functions. From QuickSprout: The Scientifically Proven Best Time to Think and Write Creatively
I’ve recently updated my website and migrated hosts, so I hope to start posting more content again regularly and working on shopping my novel again. The plan is to start submitting to literary agents again over the summer. In the past, these were some literary agencies I had looked at.… Read More »Novel update
It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on my novel, but as of now, I’m still on track to finish by the end of August / September. I’m done with the majority of the re-writing, I believe, so I should be able to keep most of what I… Read More »Novel Update, Excerpt Included
Writer’s Corner has a good article on How to Find Interesting Words and Names for Your Fantasy Writing. The article covers the following points: Keep a small notebook of interesting names and words Maps are an excellent resource Dictionaries and encyclopedias Foreign languages Add a glossary to your novel Hearing… Read More »Create Unique Words and Names When Writing Fantasy
I started working on my novel again this week. It’s the first time I’ve written something new in months. I’m re-writing the first scene entirely, and this is what I have so far (always subject to change, of course): **** He knows the truth. Cobus held the parchment next to… Read More »Novel Update – Excerpt Included
Does the fantasy novel you’re working on avoid the typical writing cliches? Compare your novel against the following Web sites: Grand List of Fantasy Cliches Risus Fantasy Cliches The Fantasy Cliche Meter (The Good Guys) The Fantasy Cliche Meter (The Bad Guys) Granted, the Web sites are not aesthetically pleasing,… Read More »Fantasy Writing / Novel Cliches
Found this list of book related Web sites covering such topics as book reviews, publishing, exchanges and discussions. I’m already using a few of them, namely Librarything.com and Google Books. If you know of any others not on this list, let me know.
I’m still working on getting a new short story posted to my site. I’m nearly half-way through editing the first draft now. Then, I’ll post it to Critique Circle, and once I have feedback from other readers, it will go through a few more cycles of editing and revising until… Read More »Short Story Still in Progress