Over the past week I’ve been working on editing The Heart of the Baenor (which I really, really need to come up with a new title for) and figuring out what editing system works for me. This post will be similar to my story binder post, taking you through the system I’ve developed for myself, and hopefully it will help out some of you with your own revisions. Continue reading “My Editing Process”
Camp NaNoWriMo Prep Series:
Before we start, here’s a disclaimer: I’m not an outliner. Well, not a hardcore outliner, at least. I do find that I do better when I have some sort of a framework to go off of, though, so in this post I’m going to just share with you a couple of methods I’ve used that have worked for me.
The Chapter-By-Chapter Outline
This is the method I used with The Heart of the Baenor, and it’s pretty simple. Continue reading “Camp NaNo Prep: The Outline”
Two weeks ago I talked about the benefits of fanfiction, and this week I’m going to talk about how it compares with original fiction.
Pre-Established World vs. Creative Freedom
With fanfiction (classic fanfiction, in which you write in the existing world) you don’t have to develop a whole new world with functioning societies, cultures, wildlife, history, religions, etc. All you need Continue reading “Fanfiction vs. Original Fiction”
Timelines are handy little tools. You often have to develop them in school (at least I have) with all the different birthdays of famous people and special events marked out and whatnot (I hate putting together school timelines). But what use do they have in fiction? Well, quite a few. (And I’m not counting historical fiction in this post.) Continue reading “T: Timeline Uses in Fiction”
Many of us authors have way more ideas than we know what to do with, and not only that, but they tend to come at the most inopportune times. With so many ideas, how do we know which to follow and which to leave?
Know How Many Projects You Can Write At Once
This will obviously affect how many ideas you can follow at once. I used to work on something like half a dozen projects at a time, until Continue reading “P: Potential Energy”