Sub-Log 2017/03/21

Update I’m finally putting the finishing touches to the Logs Compendium that covers Log 1 – Log 3. It will act as a refresher or a bridge to Log 4 which I have just released. I’ll add some links to Log 4 shortly. Character or Place Feature Within the Alien Crucible Series Prince Bel Valdain…

Sub-Log 2017/03

New Format for 2017 (gorgeous sketch by ErikaVasos http://carnival.deviantart.com/) Character or Place Feature Within the Alien Crucible Series The Planet of Law In Log 1 Matter | Antimatter the Planet of Law becomes the center of attention when Pure-Gens (Aryans with high matter and energy levels) are called to make a vote. It is due…

Sub-Log 15

Tip 5 for Writers I’m going to pose a question here for you to think about and I’ll expand upon the idea in the next sub-log. How do you, as a writer, develop characters to act naturally within an imaginary world especially when that world sits outside your experience? Tip 5 for Writing This quote…

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Tip 4 for Writers How are we shaped by culture? In almost every way we are affected by both nature and nurture. Our genes are programmed for certain traits and our upbringing, social mores, and human influences do the rest. As writers this may be useful when not only setting yourself up as a writer…

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Tip 3 for Writers Making the decision to give your book away for free can be daunting especially when you think of all the work you’ve put into your creation. Whatever you choose you need to be comfortable at some level to do this. I have chosen to give my first book away for free…

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Tip 2 for Writers – if, like me, you are editing your own work it pays to try different ways to remove yourself from what I call “creative fog”. I like to edit in the morning when I’m fresh. And then I create stuff using Photoshop for my series later in the day. During the…

Sub-Log 11

Tip 1 for Writers – if you are stuck or tired take a break from your story or chapter or scene to clear your head. Write another chapter or scene, write freely (anything that comes to mind), listen to music and run scenarios (my fave), read the thing you are stuck on before you go…

Sub-Log 5

7:21:55 PM Image by Dr. Andrew Cole, University of Tasmania, Australia, H127 Telescope This image is the NGC 1851 globular cluster in the constellation Columba. It reminds me of cluster of authors, each glowing with their finished works, wanting to share their stories, perhaps competing a little, definitely supporting each other, and hopefully making a…

Sub-Log 1

8.41.54 PM Image ‘Mention Madness’ by Elaine http://www.canstockphoto.com/menion-madness-0009117.html via @CanStockPhoto I’m watching Star Wars VI and I guess it’s fitting as I ready myself to launch into life as an author. I love the series, as many people do, including the fans who have created probably thousands of fan fiction stories. They were, and still…