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Be a Bad Bad Storyteller Yep, you heard me. If you want to keep writing, and this is where the stubbornness comes in that I spoke of last post, you must keep writing even when in a bad mood. BUT don’t do any editing! At least not without making a copy – hack away at…

Stay The Course and Write

So you have the writer’s bug but don’t have the time. I’ve found myself in that position and have decided to write more microfiction and short stories. It would be easy to give up that thing that drives me to enrich my life. I’m lucky though, my addiction to write is cheap, resources are easily…

Be a good storyteller

As a writer you will need to make choices in how you tell a story and one way is by just doing it. Microfiction can help you with that skill. It can be easy to forget why you are writing when you are working on a full length novel. Try some shorter pieces to work…

Change Isn’t Always Bad

So, I’m back working full-time and to be honest I’m happier than before. I’ve been working a long time (over 30 years) and loved the sabbatical of 2 years to write full-time. It was an additional year before I found work so while I was still writing and editing full-time I was working relief shifts…

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…

Sub-Log 14

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…

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…