It is now 104 years to the day since the ceasefire that effectively ended WWI, but we have not forgotten. At least, some of us haven’t. To those who give their all to keep this country safe, my heartfelt thanks. God bless, and have a wonderful day.
October was a very full month. There were a few days of relative inaction, but most were spent entirely on this project or that–especially where it came to setting up ads and promos for Knights of Aralia, which I put on pre-order back on the 7th (details here).
November will be most interesting. Though my promotional work is certainly not done due to my book release on the 18th, I should have at least a little more time to devote to more creative endeavors, specifically making some interior illustrations for my next book, finishing a German rough draft translation of Woodland Tales, and perhaps even partaking in NaNoWriMo. I had intended to try it last year, but was simply too overloaded. This year, with my plate largely clear, I’m going to give it a go and try to get a rough draft of a new novella idea done in a mere 30 days. Wish me luck!
Have a good All Hallow’s Eve, everyone. Don’t stay up too late doing spooky things, now!
In the last couple posts, I briefly talked about how to write about nudity and religion. In this final post in the trilogy, I shall talk about what is perhaps the most explosive topic of all in this day and age: politics. Now, I’ve covered a lot of this same ground in the last two posts and in my Reading Between the Lines post way back, so be sure to look those over first. However, there are a couple final points I’d like to make on this particular topic as well.Continue reading “Writing About Touchy Subjects: Politics”
Continuing from last Monday, another subject that might be considered sensitive is that of religion. Many stories and novels either barely mention the idea or avoid it altogether. Admittedly, this is often because it is not an essential plot element. However, it helps that this is one area where it is easy to rub people the wrong way. But there are a few simple ways to write about spirituality without committing such blunders, and I shall try to explain them right here.Continue reading “Writing About Touchy Subjects: Religion”
Sometimes writers encounter topics that can be tricky or even embarrassing to deal with. Subjects that I was always taught growing up did not belong in polite conversation. Yet, for the sake of the narrative we are putting forth, it is often necessary to push through somehow, lest we lose something in our attempts to avoid these sensitive areas. For the next three posts, I will proceed to discuss those topics I myself have had to deal with on occasion, what I did to make them work, and what I specifically avoided doing. I shall begin with the one I as a naturist author am most familiar with: nudity.Continue reading “Writing About Touchy Subjects: Nudity”
Well, it’s October at last, and I’m pleased to say that, chaotic though it was, September was nevertheless very productive. I got my latest cover art and did a lot of preparatory steps for the release of my next book…finally! It will be the start of a new* series with actual humans in it as well as talking animals. At any rate, hopefully I’ll have it out for pre-order by the end of this coming week.
Other October plans include some more translation work on my old books, reviewing some other works for publication, and perhaps some more illustrating! I also intend to get back to regular posting on here, now that things have settled down a bit. Should be exciting either way. October’s a nice long month, so let’s make it count!
*New as a public release, but actually a project that’s been around since long before any of the others.
Now through October 1st, all my e-book titles will be half off! If you haven’t tried any of my books out yet–or there’s a title or two you haven’t collected–now’s as good an opportunity as ever. Check out my Books page for more.
August was evidently a busy month, though with what, I’m not sure. I reckon I made progress on a few things, including a final review of the first book in my series to be released this fall.
September will be a month of serious catch-up. However, it has historically been a very good month for me, so I am confident that I will be able to do so and then some. I’d like to finish up several projects begun in August, and maybe even look over a novella of mine. And of course, come October 1st, if all goes well, my next book will be going on pre-order!
There is also a month-long fall reading sale going on this September: half off all e-book titles. I’ll make a separate announcement on that tomorrow, but for now, it’s time to get to work!
Hello all! Sorry it’s been a while, but August has sort of whizzed by me somehow. At any rate, today I’ll be going over how to cite your sources in nonfiction works, as well as how to organize a proper bibliography. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but it’s really not that hard once you get the hang of a few basic rules:Continue reading “Sourcing & Bibliographies”