Tag(s): Novel Writing
A new writer... if you want to make money; is undertaking a serious venture into the unknown.
I mean where is the book that is published covering every aspect of creating a business writing novels?
If you found one it would be at least few thousand pages long, weigh many pounds and cost hundreds of dollars...and the person trying to comprehend it would fall fast asleep or throw the book away and never write a single word. Such is the amount of knowledge a person n...
Elements or Structure of a Novel
The picture you see is the cover of my second novel...you can tell just from the cover who these characters are and the story behind them!
We will begin the thought process of writing a novel like a builder builds a house...ground level. I don't want to confuse the beginner novelist so I just want throw out some ideas you may want to consider in your writing. They are important in deciding how you are going to write your novel and the emphasis in the areas you think ar...
Writing Wisdom # 3
I often scan facebook writing groups and I see new writers talk about writers block...how they can't seem to figure out the next scene or event that will take place.
In my humble opinion there are reasons for that.
A. You lack knowledge of what you are writing about. You have a great idea, but you are writing in a vacuum; you have an idea...but no connection to a stream of consciousness.
B. Your background is limited. You have not run into situations that produce ...
Writing Wisdom #1
I have spent five years trying to learn how to write a novel...I read twenty books on fiction technique, I attended numerous writers conferences, I listened to 100 blogcasts, reviewed at least three hundred writing websites, and have reviewed over thirty writing facebook groups. What have I learned?
I learned how to write by writng over one million words in the process of writing my first novel.
I have over four hundred undergraduate hours and over 140 graduate hours.
Writing Wisdom #2
Two years ago, an event changed my life. I spent fifty dollars to attend a writers' conference in Columbus, Ohio. I walked in just before the writing guru started. The seating capacity was for fifty or sixty people and there was one seat left with a table of eight women. I was mortified...the whole room consisted of women except for me, and Larry Brooks the speaker. I was waiting for Larry to take off his shirt and show his muscled pecks because I thought I mistakenly joined ...
What Are the Costs to Self-Publish?
You are committed to writing a novel! That is outstanding.
Now you must be committed to spending money.
I’m not trying to sell you or up-sell you… just trying to help writers. I get nothing from anybody who is somebody.
I have published posts on at least thirty Facebook writing groups and have read thousands of posts by aspiring writers.
Through it all, I’m left with some qualms about my fellow writers, mostly the new writers who were like me. That is not g...