Reblog: Writing a Novel in 3 Months – Is It Crazy?

Interesting thoughts on writing a novel in 3 months.

E.J. Robison

If you’re a writer and you don’t follow Reedsy, what are you doing?

Seriously, Reedsy is an incredible resource. It’s kind of hard to define exactly what it is because it’s pretty much everything a writer needs! Their blog talks about everything writing-related, from how to come up with a story idea to where and how to get your book published, not to mention all of the resources they provide, like worksheets and writing prompts. They even host small writing contests all the time! They also have courses you can take on writing and publishing topics. And they host live interviews on all sorts of writing things with various authors. There’s even a marketplace where writers, editors, designers, and more can offer their services and others can buy them! (I’m actually in the process of joining the marketplace as a writer, ghostwriter, and/or editor, so I’ll keep you updated…

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Reblog: How to Choose your Main Character

Holly Smith

Image by Dim Hou (unsplash)

As a writer, I find almost everyone I meet can become inspiration for a character in my writing which then leads to an abundance of ideas for characters. So which one do you choose as your main character for your writing?

Here are some of my tips and tricks for figuring out who your main character should be.

  1. Which Character is the most interesting to you?

Out of all your characters which one are you drawn to the most? Who seems to have the best characteristics that would inspire you to write more? I find it much easier to write a story when I actually like my main character vs writing about a character that just seems to fit the quid pro quo of this season.

2.Who are you writing for?

If you are writing for a specific genre then really take the time…

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Reblog: The three-step process for successful self-editing #amwriting

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

Last week I was asked about my self-editing/revision process. I do have a method that works for me, but it’s time-consuming. There is no magic bullet for this.

toolsIn some ways, novels are machines. Internally, each book is comprised of many essential components. If one element fails, the story won’t work the way I envision it.

So, what are these parts?

  • Characterization,
  • Dialogue,
  • Mechanics (grammar/punctuation),
  • Pacing,
  • Plot,
  • Prose,
  • Theme,
  • Transitions.

I began this journey knowing nothing about how a novel is constructed internally. I wanted to write stories, but they never came out the way I saw them in my head.

Plot-exists-to-reveal-characterSo, realizing I knew nothing was the first positive thing I did for myself. I made it my business to learn all I could, even though I will never achieve perfection.

Writing is a craft where the bar is raised with every success. Each achievement you make pushes the…

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Reblog: Writers. Stop Looking to Make Money from your Writing. — Barbara King: Author

The point of writing on these platforms shouldn’t be how much money you make at the end of the day. That is just the bonus. Photo by Elisa Ventur on Unsplash I recently broke myself out of the destructive habit of checking my story stats every single time I logged on to any of my writing platforms. Every […]

Writers. Stop Looking to Make Money from your Writing. — Barbara King: Author

I won at NaNo and a new novella is born!

I know it’s late, but I did win NaNoWriMo in 2021, and as a result of that mad dash of writing my next novella is due out on Amazon on 13th Feb.
Jersey Jen is due out 13th Feb 2022

Follow Jen, a newly bi and newly single 20-something woman explore the hucow kink with a long-time online friend, Tash.

The girls explore each other, breast feeding, bondage and objectification as part of their discovery. Containing FF, MF and group play scenarios, this novella has something for everyone.

Available for pre-order on Amazon for AUD$4.17 (USD$2.99).

Reblog: New Novel! — Laurie Boris

I’ve read several of Laurie’s books and always enjoyed them. I’m sure her new one will be no different!

I’m so excited to tell you that my ninth novel, Boychik, is now live on Amazon in ebook form. Here’s what the book is about: In 1930s Brooklyn, in the depths of the Great Depression, the son of a deli man dreams of making it big in Hollywood. A rich girl with family secrets fantasizes […]

New Novel! — Laurie Boris