Some of you may remember my “25 Songs That Would Make Great Story Titles” post from a couple years ago. Well, now I’ve come up with 25 more song titles that I’ve always thought would make interesting titles for chapters, stories, or even whole books! And so, here they are, along with how I thinkContinue reading “25 More Songs That Would Make Great Story Titles”
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Writing Anthropomorphic Fiction
Anthropomorphic fiction is a genre that many writers have explored over the millennia, myself included. Writing with your main characters as animals rather than people can be an interesting, and in some ways even liberating, experience. However, with freedom comes responsibility, and thus there are certain rules that one must follow in order to writeContinue reading “Writing Anthropomorphic Fiction”
Marketing Matters: Book Reviews
Book reviews are one of many marketing tools available to authors and publishers. A glowing review from a recognized source can really work wonders for your book’s reputation, while a well-circulated negative review can just about ruin your chances of success. But regardless of whether a review is positive, negative, or somewhere in between, thereContinue reading “Marketing Matters: Book Reviews”
Writing Readable Nonfiction
Writing nonfiction is an art form unto itself, as I mentioned in a previous post on the subject, However, while that post was concerned primarily with the fundamentals of writing nonfiction, this one is concerned with another important aspect: making sure that the nonfiction you write is actually readable.
Translating Your Work
One way to potentially expand your audience is to offer your work in more than one language. This is especially true if you have extensive distribution networks in countries and regions where a given foreign language predominates. I made a post on translating some time ago, but the emphasis of this post is how toContinue reading “Translating Your Work”
How to Look Professional as a Self-Published Author
Self-publishing still has quite a stigma attached to it, and not without reason. After all, it can be done by anyone who has the means and the time to put his or her work out there with a relative minimum of technical skill required. Hence, self-published books can and often do still turn out lookingContinue reading “How to Look Professional as a Self-Published Author”
Editors and Beta Readers
We all know how helpful it can be to get someone else’s opinion on our work. Sometimes our own inner eye simply isn’t enough to catch all the problems with a manuscript, be they with the story, the grammar, or something else entirely. Hence, a good editor or beta reader can be worth his weightContinue reading “Editors and Beta Readers”
YA or NA?
One of the questions I’ve found myself asking in the past is what’s the difference between young adult and new adult when it comes to writing fiction (or even nonfiction)? Where is the all important line of separation between these supposedly distinct age ranges? Well, though I tried to answer this to some degree inContinue reading “YA or NA?”
BookTrib Review: ‘Knights of Aralia Book I’ (and More)!
Afternoon, all! BookTrib released a review of my latest book, Knights of Aralia Book I: Remnants of Light on their site today. It’s a fun little read, so be sure to go check it out. But be warned: the bottom portion of the review may contain mild spoilers. BookTrib also created a neat author pageContinue reading “BookTrib Review: ‘Knights of Aralia Book I’ (and More)!”
Writing About Touchy Subjects: Politics
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 twoContinue reading “Writing About Touchy Subjects: Politics”