I am currently a tiny bit obsessed with the Shannara Chronicles and found this entertaining and insightful TEDx Talk by Terry Brooks about how to write plausible fantasy that doesn’t shy away from discussing weighty issues. Let me know what you think about this in the comments below. Continue reading Writing About Elves: Terry Brooks On Putting Weight Behind Your Fantasy
You must finish what you start. – Robert A. Heinlein, Heinlein’s Rules Continue reading On Finishing Books: Robert A. Heinlein
Most of us indie authors are obsessed with writing more, either through forming a habit of writing more regularly or by driving up word count through learning how to touch type or through use of dictation software. I am really impressed by all of the many ways in which it is possible to increase productivity as an indie fiction author and I have tried some … Continue reading 1 Ninja-Trick-Free Technique You Can Use to Write More
I came across this brilliant tag whilst reading some posts on The Inky Tavern blog which is run by my dear blogging buddy Desiree B. A massive Sunday shout out to you, lovely lady.
Captivated by the insight into another blogger’s way of doing things, I thought I’d add my own answers to the mix. Continue reading “12 Essential Questions Answered in Behind-the-Scenes Blogging Tag”
Is the past worth dying for?
Ember Harris lives in a world ruled by science in which humanity has lost touch with the ideals of the world we know. Continue reading “New World Short Story: Carousel”
During my failed attempt to write a novella in 24 hours, I pushed myself through two 12 hour stretches of marathon fiction writing last weekend.
So, the Horror Writers Podcast had indie horror writer David Moody over for a casual chat in episode #18. Whilst I don’t agree with Moody when he says that the zombie genre is past it’s best (I am paraphrasing), I do think that the man has an interesting story to share with aspiring writers… Continue reading How To Write ‘Infected Books’ With David Moody