On October 1st, 2019, A Writer's Rambling: Volume I - Addleberg Lang is going live on Amazon! Yay! I know, exciting right? I'm totally not freaking out over the looming, ever approaching, anxiety-inducing, deadline of terror. No, not at all. Not. One Bit. Anyways! If you want to support me in this psychotic endeavor (cause … Continue reading I’M PUBLISHING!!!
That, my friend, is an excellent question, and one I've asked myself many times. The simple answer is: however long it takes to tell your story. But what should I aim for? It all depends on what you’re writing and who your audience is. If you’re writing a children's story it should be around 10,00 … Continue reading How Long Should My Story Be?
Today, I was supposed to talk about plotting. But I'm not going to, because I'm an expert at making detailed plans and then abandoning them. You know what else I was supposed to be doing? Rewriting Reign of Chaos. You know what I'm not doing? Rewriting Rei- Rewriting Reign of Chaos. Don't interrupt me. Well … Continue reading How to Throw Your Plans Out the Window Like a Boss
The next phase for The Blue Shoe Skidoo is upon us! I can practically hear what you're thinking. Is it going to be fun? Absolutely! Does it include writing? Of course! Are there free things we can get? You bet! Are you trying to totally hook all your readers with cheap suspense methods? How'd you … Continue reading Some Really Exciting Stuff is Happening!
The punishment for poaching in the Huntsmen's forest is death by banishment, and that becomes Emily's looming future when she's framed for running a fur trading business. Cast into the dark woods, filled with prowling predators, and poisoned by her betrothed, her chances of survival for even more than a night seem nonexistent. And then … Continue reading The Wolves of Wullferg Keep
As promised, here’s my list of great books on writing. How To Write Science Fiction by Matthew J. Costello. This is the first writing book I ever read, and I loved it. I’ve read three times all together. It’s a really short book, but there’s at least one exercise in each chapter. It focuses almost … Continue reading Great Books On Writing
You may be under the impression that writing is a lonely, solitary career that only takes place inside a locked room. Not to be rude but, YOU’RE WRONG. If you are the only person involved in your writing career, there’s a very good chance that you’re going to fail. Just saying. You’re at least going … Continue reading A Writer’s Community
Now, hold up a moment, nobody get offended. Let me fully explain this before you make any judgments. It was about three, maybe even four, years ago that I decided I wanted to have a blog. My friend Mailli Brown had one (Not this one I’m linking to, but one on blogger), I thought it … Continue reading If At First You Don’t Succeed You Probably Didn’t Prepare Well Enough
Yes, yes, I know. It's not Saturday. Well too bad. I own this blog and get to do whatever I want. The reason I'm posting this now, is because it's important.....and I have blog posts written and scheduled for all of June and the beginning of July and I can't wait. I've been working at … Continue reading The Problem With Lupe
When most people hear this phrase, they think about the intangible tools of writing; plot, characterization, tension, etc. But I want to talk about the actual, physical tools of writing. Notebooks These are probably one of the most critical tools you can have. There's something about writing your thoughts in a notebook that's just so … Continue reading The Tools of Writing