All right, I'm a month into the serialization of Persona and I have to admit that I'm loving it. There is a lot more work involved given that I'm having to write and edit all in the same week, but for some reason this process is really working for me. A typical week goes something … Continue reading The Wattpad Experiment So Far
For those following along with the serialization of Persona, here is the Fact vs. Fiction page for Chapter Three. So far this whole experience has been incredibly fun! If you're just hearing about it, Persona is my WWII novel that is currently being serialized online for free. You can find it at its Wattpad address … Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction — Chapter Three (Persona)
A friend of mine uses a Wiki to keep all her files straight while she's writing a book. I've seen software designed to help maintain little "sticky-notes" to help authors as they're in the middle of creating their fiction. Both would fall under what I define as a "story bible". Basically, that's the spot the … Continue reading Story Bibles (aka – Consistency, People!)
Chapter Two - Fact vs. Fiction Fiction: I have Megan on board the SS Ceramic and for all intents and purposes she's headed for London to meet her Uncle George. However the SS Ceramic was actually headed toward Australia, not England. Which, of course, is a bit of a problem. But because I wanted to … Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction Chapter Two – Persona
So there I was trying to take a nap because I'm either coming down with something nasty or have finally developed allergies -- Hopefully I'm just getting sick. I really don't want to look forward to a seasonal allergy every year -- when I opened my eyes and saw something strange on my bookshelf. Do … Continue reading Quests
That's right! You can now read Chapter One of Persona at either its Wattpad link or the Story Blog. And just as I promised, I'm going to post the Fact vs. Fiction rundown for the story here. You can find it on a separate page on the story blog as well, but for those who … Continue reading Persona is Live!
That's right! In just four days I'll start posting Persona as a serialized novel online for free. I have to admit, I'm excited. I've got a seven week buffer, which means I have seven chapters edited and prepped so that if life gets in the way, or if I just need a little break, I … Continue reading The Countdown is On!
Just as I promised, I have a guest post from R.J. Blain today on serializing novels. For those of my awesome, wonderful, perfect Readers who don't know what it means to serialize a novel I'll go ahead and explain. Serializing a novel would be sorta like when stories were posted in the newspaper week after … Continue reading Serializing Novels via R.J. Blain
In preparation for Dead Magic's release ... which is apparently coming sooner than I'd imagined ... I've decided to start adding some content. You'll noticed on the top bar that I've added a new page called "Magnellum" which is the world in which Dead Magic is centered. Also, on the sidebar (under the title Blogroll) … Continue reading Dead Magic Coming Soon!
Dead Magic is officially in the hands of my publisher. (Woo! Happy confetti is getting tossed about my apartment right now!) I've also started poking around review sites to see about getting the book out there ... and there will probably be Giveaways and all that jazz when it's time for the release. But as … Continue reading The Importance of Positive Reinforcement