Tag Archive | writing craft

Craft Books Part Three

Craft Books Part Three

“You can fix anything but a blank page.”
― Nora Roberts

Craft Books Part Two

Craft Books Part Two

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ― Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

Your Story is Contrived

Your Story is Contrived

I was doing a brainstorming session with a client not long ago, and she mentioned how she finds herself trying to emulate George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson by adding multiple layers and and intrigues and subplots, and it was frustrating for her, because it wasn’t really what she wanted to write, but she […]

Formatting

Formatting

You wouldn’t wear your favorite jogging outfit to an important interview, right? Right! You wouldn’t because you know that first impressions are important, and you know that in the business world you may never get the chance to make a second. Note: If you really want to dress as Batman, I guess that’s alright. 😉 Why […]

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

We’re not even halfway to Realm Makers 2017 but we are approaching the Christmas season, so what better way to help Realmies with withdrawals and provide gift ideas? So there’s that saying the cure for a hangover is the hair of the dog that bit you. Realm Makers is the dog and there’s a lot of […]

All the Craft Books

All the Craft Books

I mentioned in my last post that I’m working on a new manuscript. My first completed manuscript and its sequels were written totally by the pantser method with the only outline being a rough one in my head. Last year I decided to use Jeff Gerke’s Write Your Novel in a Month. It’s a basic […]

The Art and Science of Writing

The Art and Science of Writing

We’ve probably all heard that writing is both an art and a science. Like many endeavors, particularly artistic ones, that is true. But how does that play out in actually trying to write a good story? If you break down those two elements, art and science, it helps to explain the why and the how. […]