Tag: novel writing

Humanizing Settings

While reading Clash of Kings, pondering how Mr. Martin writes, I had an epiphany which dealt with his settings. In the beginning of the book, Mr. Martin has an old man walking through a castle. This simple act is given considerable attention, and I was… Continue Reading “Humanizing Settings”

I See the Finish Line

It’s right there in front of me. I just got back the edits from my publisher. I have a lot to work in, but I’m hoping in one or two weeks it’s done and then I wait for the 12 weeks until they publish… Continue Reading “I See the Finish Line”

Meeting new people is the same as meeting new characters

Aside: Kelst and Ayne was searched on Google! One of the hits I received was from that. Epic. Those two crazy kids are gaining some traction. Writers are generally a more insular group. Introverts gain their energy with alone time, or only hanging out… Continue Reading “Meeting new people is the same as meeting new characters”

Prologues, what are they good for?

In the very first iteration of my story I had about two pages dedicated to giving a brief history on the world. After reading Game of Thrones and fighting through the story to explore the world, I felt that was fun. I enjoyed having to puzzle… Continue Reading “Prologues, what are they good for?”

Placing the Bar: Tolkien

While reading Lord of the Ring, looking at the amazing job he’s done, I’ve decided that’s what I want to one day create. I’m not a huge fan of his writing style, though I respect it. What I am a huge fan of are his… Continue Reading “Placing the Bar: Tolkien”

Confidence: My story is awesome

Aside: I figured out links. I sort of did an experimental writing piece where I abuse the crap out of them. I’m sorry. I suppose as writers we’re supposed to think this. We have to think this. If we write something, look at it… Continue Reading “Confidence: My story is awesome”

Proper Chapter Length and Chapter Titles

I apologize for the lack of cohesion. I’m basically taking a break from editing. I have 36 pages of 156 finished in about three days, and just need to get my mind into other things. I maybe be able to publish in two months… Continue Reading “Proper Chapter Length and Chapter Titles”

Using anchors for a plot line

Every writer has a Way. Seemingly no writer uses the exact same methodology. The only advice I’ve kept intact is to write the entire book before going back to edit. I find in most cases, to go back leads to a loop of never… Continue Reading “Using anchors for a plot line”