Tag Archive for Stephen King

Countdown to NaNo – On Writing

Participant-2014-Twitter-ProfileOne of the unfortunate things about my disability is that it affects my ability to read. I can read words just fine, it is reading books that takes a bit out of me. Which is why I spent two days looking at Stephen King’s On Writing.

On Writing is an autobiography by Stephen King, but not in the tradition sense. It is a book dedicated to what made him a writer and what writing means to him. While he does go off on a tangent here and there, for the most part, it has a lot of good insight into the man and the craft.

 

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Countdown to NaNo – Stranger Than Fiction

Participant-2014-Twitter-ProfileIn preparation for NaNo, I need to get back into a writer mindset. In the past I just read Stephen King’s “On Writing” and I was set. Due to my disability, I have to do a lot more work to do it. I actually did this yesterday, but ran out of time to write it up.

Stranger Than Fiction is one of my five favorite films of all time. It is a great movie that really explores writing, not a practical sense, but a mechanical one. It demonstrates a lot of the processes that we writers deal with, and some of the moral questions as well.

 

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Interview – David Lee Summers

DLS-Author-Photo-pngI had the privilege to interview David Lee Summers. I met him at Phoenix Comicon and asked for his help in promoting my Kickstarter and since then have emailed each other several times. He is one of many writers I respect and look up to, hoping to one day match his level of success.

David has broke the mold of traditional writers by writing outside his genre and being quite successful at it. He is known for his Vampire tales and is currently doing a Steampunk western-era story. Join me in welcoming David and hearing the great advice he has to offer.

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Book Review: How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn — Repost

Originally posted: Jan 20th, 2014
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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

Flashback & Foreshadowing — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

FWe had a good first week getting some good solid literary terms in. Now comes the hard part with F, G, H, I, J, K. But don’t worry, I have them picked out, and you should be well surprised what they are.

Starting off the week, we have Flashback and Foreshadowing. This should be a delight, glad the week is starting off easy.

As always, please post below what you think and if you think I got something wrong, lay it on me.

 

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How I Write — Character Writing

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?

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Book Review: How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn

Find it on:
Amazon
Goodreads

18135290

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/

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.

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What I’ve Learned – 1st Draft to 2nd Draft

In the last two months, I’ve learned quite a bit about myself as a writer. I am rather proud of myself, though I wish I had others to share it with. Early this morning I finished my 2nd draft of my story. This story started out as something I thought about writing over a year ago but due to my injury, I never got around to writing it.

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