July was a bit of a whirlwind month. I had plans and goals, some of which I met: many of which I did not. However, I think it has demonstrated what my priorities are, and what I need to focus on henceforth.
This August, I am hoping to oversee the release of my next book tomorrow, make the next illustration for my book, finish the maps I failed to finish last month for another series, continue working on my current rough draft, and do some editing/review work for my final book of 2021 to be released this fall. Time-permitting, I may continue my research project, continue a translation of one of my titles begun a couple weeks back, and perhaps even see the recording of my very first audiobook! So, with all this excitement in store and a whole 31 days to see it through, I reckon I ought to get started right away.
I would also like to remind everyone that this is the last day of my summer reading sale, so if you have not taken advantage of my 50% off all e-books offer, it’s now or never!
If you’ve ever been employed (or if you’re a student soon to be seeking employment), you’re already familiar with what a resume is. Whenever you write one, you want to tailor and tweak it as much as possible to suit the individual employer and profession you’re seeking (see last week’s “How to Write a Resume“). Thus, it should come as no surprise that when you’re even a semi-professional author, you want to have a resume that is suited to showing off your strong points to a potential agent, or even publisher. You may never use this document, but it’s a good thing to have around, as I learned while preparing for my own pitch session with an agent a couple years back.Continue reading “Making a Writer’s Resume”
A resume is meant to showcase your strengths as a hard worker and/or potential leader. Ideally it will spark enough interest to lead to a job interview, and from there to a paid position. In order to secure your best chances, you’ll want to tailor it somewhat to demonstrate your most relevant education/skill sets, but in general, resumes should have the following sections:Continue reading “How to Write a Resume”
Picking up on my previous post about “Writing a Research Paper“, in this post I shall look more specifically at how to write a scientific research paper. As most of the basics are covered in the aforementioned post, I recommend reading that one first, as I am only going to focus here on the various sections of a scientific paper and what each should contain.Continue reading “Writing a Scientific Paper”
Picking up from my final post in May, I shall continue with the theme of nonfiction writing this month, beginning with the humble old research paper.
The arch nemesis of many a student (and numerous professionals as well), research papers are a fact of life that just about everyone has to deal with sooner or later. Therefore, it’s only fitting that I devote a few words to the subject. Hopefully by the end of this, you will find the task of writing these annoying but useful works a tad easier–or at the very least, not as daunting.Continue reading “Writing a Research Paper”
“Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave / O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave“
Happy 245th birthday to the United States of America! Let’s keep on going: see if we can’t make it to that quarter millennium mark. Have a safe, fun Independence Day, all, and I’ll see you with my first substantial post of July next Monday!
Additionally, for those who prefer e-books, this may be as good a time as any to catch up on any books you may have missed, because from now through August 1st, all e-books will be half price with select retailers as part of my summer reading sale!
June was a much busier month than I had anticipated! Between continuing research for nonfiction projects, correcting previous publications, creating illustrations for future volumes, and making new submissions, there was hardly any time left for actual writing!
This month should (I hope) be a little less strenuous and a little more exciting. For starters, I will be back to making my weekly posts for the month (focusing more on nonfiction writing this time). Additionally, my next novel, Sauragia: Journey to the Red Mountain, will be going on pre-order tomorrow. And perhaps most exciting of all, from tomorrow through August 1st, all e-books are going to be half price! So, if you’re an e-reader who hasn’t collected my complete catalogue yet, this month may be as good a time as any.
On the production end, I fully intend to pick up work on my current rough draft, do some more illustrating and research for future projects, and maybe begin the process of recording my very first audiobook! Either way, I foresee another interesting month ahead. Best get started, eh?
May was a fine month. It saw not only the release of my new middle grade anthology, Woodland Tales, but also the completion of one novel rough draft, the final review of another book, several drawings to accompany them both, and a few extra improvements to other works and the beginnings of my research process as well.
For June, I shall begin typing up my recently finished rough draft, continue my research, and begin on a series of drawings for another novel that’s been essentially completed for some time, and which I hope to release late next year. I will also begin preparations to put my next book, Sauragia: Journey to the Red Mountain, on pre-order beginning July 1st.
In light of this, I have decided that I will not be making any new posts on here this month. It is not that I have a shortage of posts nor of ideas, but simply that I would like a little break from it that will enable me to concentrate more on my work. Hope it’s a happy June for you all, and you can count on hearing from me again in July!