Pop Culture in a Futuristic Society

Pop Culture in a Futuristic Society

Unless your futuristic society is comprised entirely of robots (a valid choice, of course), then there is going to be some sort of popular culture. People are going to want entertainment, are going to want to relate, are going to need a sense of … read more

Rebranding: Cover and Title Upgrades for Black Ocean

Rebranding: Cover and Title Upgrades for Black Ocean

 

Sometimes you reach a point where writing another book isn’t going to sell more of the earlier ones. One more promotion, one more guest blog, or one more interview isn’t going to kick your books from where they are to where you want the… read more

5 Worldbuilding Fouls (and How to Avoid Them)

5 Worldbuilding Fouls (and How to Avoid Them)

If worldbuilding is the art of making someone believe in a world that doesn’t exist (and it is), then anything that shakes that belief is a strike against your worldbuilding. Every reader is going to be different, but you never know how many st… read more

Self-Editing for Continuity

Self-Editing for Continuity

One of the biggest mistakes a writer can make is a break in continuity. Immersion grinds to a halt, the reader does a double-take, and if you’re lucky, they might keep reading (if your book is reviewed by Immerse or Die, it’s a guaranteed strike)… read more

So You Want to Be a Writer

So You Want to Be a Writer

With the ever-increasing ease of self-publishing, more and more people are becoming writers. Most are doing it on the side of some other occupation, with no intention of ever taking on writing as a full-time career. But many are looking to cut lo… read more