Category: Writing

It’s Okay to Steal Ideas

When someone tells me their story, I often reply with, “Oh, have you read [x]?” To which they often scowl, curse me out for ruining their idea, and storm off, never to tell me another idea. Often times, I tell them an idea that’s…

Write the Great American Novel

Watched The Great Gatsby last night. It’s been a good long while since I read the book, so I’ll likely have to do that soon. But it reminded me of a lot of lessons. There are a lot of youths out there who, while writing, have…

Fantasy Requires Religion

I’ve been debating posting this for a very long time. There are numerous drafts I’ve deleted and rewritten only to delete later, but here, I think I have it. First, a definition for the sake of this article of religion. For the sake of…

Novel Writing Lessons

I learned a lesson in the last week. I sent out my first four chapters (I consider it part one in a four part novel) to beta readers. I know some of you read this. Hi. After reading a few comments, I wanted to…

Feels after a novel

I’m reading Plot and Structure. Despite the really horrible character book I read, this has been a most worthwhile purchase. Currently it’s a lot of affirmation, but then Mr. Bell asked a very compelling question. Fill in the blank: When readers read my novels, I want…

Brave Men

So I have my cleaning done, my cooking done (more of a stew than the soup I was attempting, though I believe it will make a great base for future meals instead of being a meal in and of itself), my writing well finished…

Warp Speed

I’m currently watching Star Trek. The show is actually pretty incredible. Despite the immensely limited special effects, budgets, and so on, they do a fairly good job invoking the imagination to create a riveting story. Travel through space consists of warp speed, or being able…

PSA: Get your stuff copyrighted

I had a friend in college. She was cute, she made music, and she apparently landed a record deal. Unfortunately when they went to copyright it, someone already had. The record deal fell through and she currently plays in small coffee shops, having lost…

What makes good science fiction?

I wasn’t going to post this tonight. I’m exhausted. Tomorrow is another really long day. But if I don’t post this, if I don’t loose it from my mind, I’ll lay in bed pondering it. This way I release it to the world. What…

Camp NaNo

I’m taking my time on my edits for my book. I’m outlining things, writing short stories for support, and just generally truly putting my best foot forward like I could not seem to do in Kelst and Ayne. I feel good. I still haven’t…

Learning to read Writer’s Market

I’ve started looking through the 2014 Writer’s Market book for short stories and novels. It’s been fascinating. And a warning, this is very stream of consciousness. I’m sorry. After last year, I learned a lot. If it says “We accept all nonfiction, fiction, and…

Slaughtering the Sacred Cow

I get caught on this all the time. You look at a scene, a character, a culture, and you think, “I can’t mess with that. It took me five years to create that, it’s perfect.” Then something goes wrong in your story. Everything refuses…

Spreading the Writer's Word

...like butta' on your toast!

S. Overby's This is Not Hitchhiker's Guide

Don't Panic! It's just my collection of book reviews, writing, and other randomness.

The Word-hoard

some unlocked thoughts on writing, reading, hobbit feeding

Dragon Soul Press

Where Dreams Take Flight

EverywhereMan.me

I'm visiting each place in the song "I've Been Everywhere". This is my story.

Soraya Corcoran

Fantasy Writer and Cartographer

K. M. Carroll, Author

Fun, fantastical escapes

Anglorum

"Before the sea she stood, still as a statue but for the wind rippling in her loose lavender-grey dress and toying with her black hair - it billowed in the salty breath of the ocean like a flag of defiance."

SpyKeyOne

The gentle musings of a madman...

Author David Wiley

Author of science fiction and fantasy stories, choosing to write the stories that he would love to read.

Scribe's Canvas

a place for a little bit of everything

hijinksblog

Follow along with the hijinks of an emerging writer

Trials and Tribulations of Writing Fiction

A blog on the struggles of writing coupled with everyday life.

God Calling by Two Listeners

A classic daily devotional

Be the Beauty

My journey to being the beauty that lives inside my dreams...

R. Talsorian Games

We create worlds you can only imagine.

Rachael's Reads

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