Does your world suck? If it does, you’re probably writing dystopian and your world isn’t exactly raining down sunshine, lollipops and unicorns on your characters. Dystopia is the opposite of utopia. It is an imperfect society.
You’re flying along, writing chapter after chapter when suddenly you hit that dreaded wall we call: Writer’s Block. It’s a filthy word. We don’t like to say it, but it happens to all of us at one time or another.
How do you get past that wall that’s preventing you from...
Last week we talked about covers, this week it’s on to summaries! As a reader you wander through the shelves at the bookstore (Or wade through them on Amazon) and you spot a cover that grabs you’re attention, you pick the book up.
We’ve all heard the phrase; Don’t judge a book by its cover. Yet, as you wander through the bookstore, you can’t help but do exactly that. I can hear all of you out there saying, “Oh no, I never do that!” Don’t lie, come on we all do it.
We all have memories, some good, some of them not so good. At times, you haul them out, dust them off and ruminate on the past. Share stories with friends, you laugh and commiserate over those stories.
In essence, you’re flashing back to the past. Something that’s easy...
I was having a conversation with a friend on a writing site I belong to about outlining. She's beginning a large series and was doing some serious deep in-depth outlining for the series before she even put pen to page.