In Medias Res

In medias res translates from Latin as “in the midst of things”. Today, the advice of many academics, authors, and writers is that you should begin your narrative by plunging your Main Character (MC) into a crucial situation that is part of a related chain of events. The situation may or may not be theContinue reading “In Medias Res”

Every Story Has Been Told Before

Every story has already been told. Really? How come, then, just in self-published novels there were well over one million in Amazon last year? If we include what’s been published in the traditional publishing route, we will be up in the two million-plus novels, easy. Keep in mind, that does not include the novels that,Continue reading “Every Story Has Been Told Before”

Book Titles

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. What are you up to, quoting the Bard of Avon, you ask? I’m glad you did. I have discussed book covers in another one of my posts. How they are veryContinue reading “Book Titles”

Readability, reaching a wider audience

Welcome back. What is readability? Good question. Technically, the word refers to the quality of being legible or decipherable. In plain English, it refers to the quality of being easy or enjoyable to read. As writers, we strive to make our work as attractive as possible. We pay attention to grammar, syntax, and all theContinue reading “Readability, reaching a wider audience”

The first Short Story is coming tomorrow!

Time for the first blog post. As I wrote before, I plan to blog about my writing journey, the things I learn, and the like. I also will post short stories every two weeks. The first one is coming tomorrow, July 31st. This short story came about as a result of the Autocrit Challenge, DestinationContinue reading “The first Short Story is coming tomorrow!”