Writing Update 4/4/14

Writing Update 4/4/14

Just a quick update on what I’ve been up to lately. Rebel Skyforce is still with my editor. I don’t expect to have it back for revisions until sometime later this month. Right now I’m working on the manuscript for World-Ripper War, the third book in...
Outlining for Writers Who Don’t Outline

Outlining for Writers Who Don’t Outline

You’re a pantser, a gardener, whatever you want to call it. You don’t want to spend days/weeks/months spinning your wheels planning out your novel in excruciating detail before you even write the first sentence. I get that. I’m like that. The problem...
Xeno’s Finish Line

Xeno’s Finish Line

Have you ever been close to finished with something for so long that it feels like you’ll never actually be finished with it? “Almost done,” you say, then work another week and say the same again. A month left in a months-long project is certainly a...
NaNoWriMo 2013 Kickoff

NaNoWriMo 2013 Kickoff

Well, it’s that time of year again: National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known at NaNoWriMo. It’s a time for writers and would-be writers to put 50k words of a novel down on paper between November 1 and November 30. This year (like last year),...
7 Deadly Sins of Fantasy Writing

7 Deadly Sins of Fantasy Writing

Writers make mistakes. They’re human after all, and that’s why there are editors. Some transgressions go beyond mere mistake, however, and reach the point of Sin. These offenses can occur either within a work of fiction or in the writer’s career, but...