Writing Wednesday: The Present and Future for Writers

Writing Wednesday: The Present and Future for Writers

Taking a break from craft, let’s briefly discuss where things stand in publishing and where they might be heading. This slideshare is organic, meaning I’m constantly updating it. Because. You know. Things change. The present and future of publishing for...

Writing Wednesday: Point of View

I believe that for most writers, the way not to get read/sell your book is: 1. Don’t have a good idea. 2. Don’t translate good idea into a good story with interesting characters. 3. Point of view. Point of view is your voice as a writer. There are writers...

Writing Wednesday: Plot III. Narrative Structure

There is a template for story. Actually, there are many. I give one example here. Do you have to follow it? No. Should you understand it as a craftsperson writer? Yes. Remember, we can only break rules if we know them first. The trend that I’m seeing, is less...

Should eBook covers be the same as print covers?

I don’t think so. We’re used to print covers, the standard 2 to 3 ratio, and for the cover to stand alone, hopefully facing out in a book store (although that only happens for the big-name authors—or after an author visits a book store and turns their own books...