I made a decision just last week. Rather than a trilogy, my current project ‘The Fourth Ruling’ is going to be a standalone. It is frustrating in some ways, but liberating in others.
Gosh, I can’t tell you how much I have been struggling with finding the right place to write. I just moved out of my tiny student studio apartment to a grown-up sized apartment and I’ve been trying to find good places in the house to get my writing done.
David Farland’s Story Doctor blog is a wonderful source of writing advice for new writers. I discovered he had a blog via the Writing Excuses podcast. Farland really is an expert in his field as he has taught students for many years. Who’s David Farland? David Farland (real name Dave Wolverton) is a teacher as well as […]
I received some amazing news yesterday: I just successfully completed my Master’s in Writing. I’m done. I’m finished. I’m now – I’ll indulge myself for a moment – a Master of Arts. Fancy, no?
There are a lot of writing contests out there. Many of them seem to be merely there to collect money from hopeful authors. There is quite a number of competitions, though, that can truly make a difference for your career. Plus: they are fun to participate in. I recently discovered one I’m eager to participate in myself: the Writers of the Future contest.
I’m taking a course on fantasy literature. For free. Online. Without needing any prior experience. Yep. That’s a thing. Today I’m talking about this fantasy literature course and MOOCs.
A few weeks back I handed in a 100-word story to a writing contest. A hundred words. That is one crazy number. How can you tell anything in 100 words? I just gave it a shot and it turned out pretty good. Along the way I noticed a few interesting things and learned more afterwards as flash fiction is quite an interesting art form.
A throbbing booklover’s heart. That’s what Shakespeare and Company manages to achieve. This independent bookshop in the centre of Paris is a must see for readers around the world. I’m guiding you through this wonderful piece of magical wonder!
As an aspiring writer, you will most likely hear it often: give your finished story to alpha and beta readers. It took me some googling and many episodes of Writing Excuses before I really grasped what alphas and betas are about. Simply put, alpha and beta readers are test readers. They are provided with a […]
Time. There is always something to do and never enough moments during the day to actually get some writing done. I’ve been struggling with exactly that. There’s not going to be more time in a day and my schedule won’t change. However, there are different ways in which I can up my word count without needing more hours.