A few years ago, I went to a conference all about the writing and publishing world. There, an editor from a big publisher gave a talk about how editors are looking for “voicey” novels. But what exactly is voice? And how can you develop a unique voice for your character? Part 1: Defining voice Your … Continue reading How to develop your character’s voice
Writing a novel is hard. From character development to worldbuilding to trying to keep all of your subplots straight, there is a lot that goes into writing a novel, especially for beginners. When I was first starting out as a writer, I made a lot of mistakes, and I struggled for years to even finish … Continue reading 8 Keys to Writing Spectacular Stories
When I started writing my fantasy novel series, the Sitka Saga, I knew it was something I wanted to share with the world one day, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to do that. At first, I was dead-set on going the traditional publishing route. This was, after all, how “real” authors … Continue reading Why I’m publishing the Sitka Saga in Web3
The Beginnings Books aren’t always crafted in a linear fashion. In fact, my own personal experience shows that this is rarely the case for me. This year I am planning to launch the first part of my fantasy trilogy, the Sitka Saga, a story that has evolved and changed through the ten years I’ve spent … Continue reading The world needs your magic: Why I’m writing the Sitka Saga
NFTs have the ability to disrupt everything we know about content creation, and can pave the way for content creators of all kinds to take back control of their work and usher in a new era of creativity online.
And if you want your book to become somebody’s favorite novel, you need to master the art of weaving together internal and external conflict.
Most traditionally published books sell fewer than 5,000 copies. Writing novels is a terrible way to make a living with the current models. Let's change that.
Sometimes in the online writing space I see people who are concerned that they're not "talented" enough to write. But the truth is that if you're afraid to start because you're not already good, you'll miss out on the growth that happens through the process of creating.
The other day I was browsing through an online writing group I’m part of, and someone posted a question about what makes “good writing” and why so many popular books were apparently “bad.” In response, another commenter cited a wildly popular YA series, and said something to the effect of, “The author isn’t even a … Continue reading Does your prose need to sound more “literary?”
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but if your energy has been low lately, you’re not alone. Up here in the northern tip of Minnesota, we’re finishing yet another month of freezing in below-average temperatures and being buried in feet of snow. The only vitamin D I’ve been getting is from supplements, and … Continue reading Reminder: It’s normal for your creative energy to change with the seasons