Author, Books, Hero's Journey, Inspiration, Motivation, Novel, Reading, Sci-Fi, Story Formula, Story Telling, Writing
When authors start writing they have that one great concept in mind. The finished book will be near and dear to them, a culmination of effort put into writing a full length novel. I would caution against starting with your prized work. I have seven published novels and will be releasing five more this year yet I still haven’t started working on the concept that got me into writing. I have it outlined and plenty of notes on it, but I am developing my work and my writing style before tackle my big project.Read More
It is amazing how often I hear young writers, people who’ve never had anything published, point to the small handful of people who had a first novel get picked up or wrote one book that became a successful movie. These young writers think that they can produce one book and achieve the same results. This small handful of writers are the exceptions, not the rules. As I detailed in a previous blog, for every first novel published and every single book author you point to I can point to thousands of people who had a first book that didn’t even get looked at by a publisher.Read More
Adventure, Author, Benefits of Reading, Books, Inspiration, Motivation, Novel, Reading, Sci-Fi, Story Telling, Writing
The first tip to improve your writing is to read more. Turn off social media blurbs and read real and deep content. Read books, read short stories, read articles, read blogs and read anything that requires extra thinking on your part. The more you read the more you will absorb the writing process. Find books that are similar and notice how authors use different ways to describe the same thing.Read More
We’re different, and that’s ok. Greet me with the Vulcan hand sign and I’ll likely return the gesture. It’s fun to meet others with similar interests. The Sci-fi jargon gives our conversations a little whim and seasoning.
Like any other special hobby or interest, there will be times when it may be best to leave the light saber at home. However, if you’re looking for a community to express yourself, there are several fabulous options:Read More
In our modern world full of gadgets and connected devices, reading can sometimes be placed in the background as an afterthought rather than a priority. However, the benefits of reading are many, so are there ways to find more time to read?Read More
Speed reading — the act of reading extremely quickly in order to cover many sentences and words at once — has become a somewhat controversial topic in recent years.
In the past, there was a time when speed reading was considered a skill for the super intelligent or business savvy. However, lately the skill has been questioned by some as causing reduced comprehension. A slow reading movement has begun. The slow reading proponents encourage deeper thinking and taking as much time as is needed to fully comprehend the written materials. There are also supposed benefits to slow reading such as curbing stress and improving brain neural connections.Read More