There’s all kinds of advice out there you could offer to someone who’s looking to get better at writing. Foremost among these are, of course, write and read as much as possible. But these are rather vague suggestions at best, and there are a number of other things you can do as well. So, hereContinue reading “10 Ways to Improve Your Writing”
Author Archives: J. S. Allen
Building Your Writing Credentials
There are undoubtedly a number of authors who never intend to publish what they write beyond circles of close family and friends or even the pages of a diary. For such people, what follows is utterly irrelevant. But for every professional (or even semi-professional) writer, the ultimate goal is publication, ideally in a big-time literaryContinue reading “Building Your Writing Credentials”
Defining Your Audience
Among the first questions to ask oneself when writing anything is: Who am I writing this for? It doesn’t matter what genre you write in, fiction or non, this question must be answered if your book is to have any chance at success. Some authors ask themselves beforehand so as to tailor their story toContinue reading “Defining Your Audience”
August Summary/Plans for September
August was a month of constant activity, culminating in the publication of my debut novel, Sauragia, halfway through. Additionally, I made progress on another story rough draft for an anthology I’ve been working on since April.
Outlining can be a useful tool, but only if done properly. Of course, what constitutes proper outlining is subject to the occasion. There are some who prefer not to bother with any planning at all, but it’s worth trying at least once, and so I’ll highlight a few methods I’ve come across here. Method #1:Continue reading “Outlining”
Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas?
This is a question common to artists of every kind, and the answer tends to be universal: Anywhere!
Pre-Order Sale on E-Books!
Good day all! As those of you who’ve been watching closely may know, my debut novel, Sauragia, has been going on sale for pre-order in various venues over this past week or so. To celebrate the occasion, I’m offering 25% off from today until October 23rd on e-book editions from most of my distributors! ThisContinue reading “Pre-Order Sale on E-Books!”
The Novel Writing Process from Outline to Print
Writing can be a daunting task for anyone from a student doing a research essay to a professional historian writing a detailed biography. It undoubtedly takes a lot of patience, diligence, and hard work to come up with a piece that’s even passable, much less masterful. But while being an author is a task thatContinue reading “The Novel Writing Process from Outline to Print”
Introducing J.S.A. Books!
Greetings fellow authors and avid readers alike! My name is J. S. Allen. I am an author based out of Kansas City, MO. My interests cover a broad spectrum of subjects, though my specialty is novel-length sci-fi/fantasy (particularly that involving anthropomorphic animals). In nonfiction, I tend to stick to ancient and military history, as wellContinue reading “Introducing J.S.A. Books!”