Am I writing for a 1960’s audience?

Am I writing for the 1960s/1970s audience? My Science fiction novels tend to be stand-alone military science fiction novels, mostly having to do with an invasion. I asked for recommendations of a book in that genre and sub-genre and found that there were none as a stand-alone novel. There are plenty of series, but noContinue reading “Am I writing for a 1960’s audience?”

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”

EDITING

I asked and you answered. The overwhelming majority wanted to know about editing. So, let’s get into this subject. Once you have written a book, regardless of genre, if it’s fiction or nonfiction, you have to edit it. What is editing? It’s a revision of the work you have completed. Some tortured souls, such asContinue reading “EDITING”

What kind of “pantser” are you?

That is a strange question, or is it? Well, not really. I’ve heard of “discovery” writers. Those are the ones that start the story and allow it to evolve on the page. This is the author that will say the characters made a surprising decision, the plot developed in an unexpected way, they “wrote themselvesContinue reading “What kind of “pantser” are you?”

Pantser or Plotter

Gorge RR Martin talks about Gardener and architect, NaNoWriMo talks about pantser and plotters. What are all these? I have my own definitions because I’ve gone through my experiences in all of these categories. You see, I thought all novel writers were pantsers when I was much younger. Silly me, right? That’s what I thoughtContinue reading “Pantser or Plotter”