If you're Steven King, the simple one-line may be enough to get your creative juices flowing and have you banging out a book in no time. For me however, I need a little more. At this point, I generally think that I have a good idea, but I'm still not sure where to go. So … Continue reading Stretch those kinks out!
Ever read or seen The Wizard of Oz? It's a magnificent story about a young girl transported to a magical land where she befriends amazing beings on her journey home. The one line, also known as the logline or tagline, according to IMDB is: "Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to … Continue reading One line to rule them all
Publishers classify books according to themes in order to attract a specific audience. Walk through a bookstore and and the titles are categorized as Romance, Sci-Fi, Fiction, Self Help and much, much more. The same is also true of online retail stores like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. But while theme may give a general … Continue reading Day 4 – He Did What?
An Urban Fantasy about a young man who..... Who what? This question was the one that plagued me like none other. I knew I needed to have something that was original, that grabbed the reader's attention and forced them to read on. But what was I going to write? I think that this is central … Continue reading What makes a good idea?
I suppose the next question I need to ask myself is What am I going to write about? What is my story? On its face, the question seems almost impossible to answer. I know I want to write something unique and engaging, but what? It has been said that all stories that can be told, have been. … Continue reading Taking the first step
So, as I sit here, I'm faced with the eternal dilemma of every writer. What am I going to write? I'm almost frozen with indecision right now. I have a ton of ideas for characters, scenes, settings, everything you would need to go into a novel, but where do I start? Am I a Pantser or a … Continue reading What am I doing?
I've started this blog to journal my trials and tribulations through the process of writing my first novel. I've been a writer my entire life, but now I think it's time to move from writing to pass the time to becoming a published author. Will it work? Dunno. But I'm planning to have some fun … Continue reading First blog post