From what I can tell, I’m not the first to do a review on this book and so many have given great reviews. I’m not exactly breaking ground here in this review, but I do talk to a lot of starting writers who need a boost forward and this book is unknown to them. I hope that those writers visit my blog, so this review is for those who need a good starting point. And this book is that starting point. I do this review for anyone who hasn’t read this book because I think it deserves all attention it can get. Read more
Tag Archive for National Novel Writing Month
So I spend quite a bit of time on Twitter, my blog, and NaNoWriMo forums. I am always looking for ways to improve my craft and to offer my insight to others on how they can improve.
One conversation has come up recently that I commented on and was surprised what I saw in this discussion. Further vs Farther. Which do you use? Now, I am guilty that often times I use further when I mean farther because to me it sounds better. To say farther, I have to move my jaw a bit but for further, I only move my tongue.
Back in October, I tried to surround myself with writers who were participating in NaNoWriMo. I am always on the quest to build a community of writers that help each other out. The one question that I was asked in preparation for NaNoWriMo was: “Are you ready?”
My answer was No. I knew by their question they were asking if I had everything planned out. So when I answered no, it was because I didn’t have everything planned out. And the day I wrote, I still didn’t have everything planned out. This of course confused people. How can I begin writing if I don’t know every detail of what will happen?
As writers, we need to support each other any ways we can, and one of the best ways is to post an article on someone elses blog. This article is about your equipment that you find in your story and an approach on how to write it in properly. You certainly don’t want to have Batman’s Utility Belt where you always have the solution, but at the same time you don’t want to constrict your writing that you are bound by what you write. Check it out.
A note, that while I do a variety of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, this blog is by an erotica author. The reason I chose to have a post here is that there are a lot of good articles on the craft of writing, and at the end of the day, writing is writing and the rules are crucial for all forms of writing. So check out my article and check out other articles on the site. There is a treasure of advice waiting for you to find.
I am attempting to do a blog again, my last one got deleted. It is difficult for me to do things like this, especially given my disability. For those who don’t know, in June of 2012, I got a concussion at work and I was later diagnoised with Post Concussion Syndrome. It has been a grueling fight to get insurance company.
But this blog isn’t about that (not completely anyways). Since I was young I wanted to be a published writer, but I never felt ready to do it. For many years I wrote, but I never quite found my voice. In the year 2001, I did try to write a story and was well on my way, until my computer got stolen from my drug addict roommates and I lost that story. Luckily I had an earlier draft, but it wasn’t a current draft. That set me off from writing for many years.