WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE USE OF WEATHER IN FICTION? Writing about the weather changing in the novel.
THE NOTEBOOK’S NARRATIVE FRAMING STORY & MY UPCOMING SHORT STORY SIMILARITIES?
Everybody has seen or read Nicholas Spark’s the Notebook right? Well if you haven’t, you should. I’m sorry I’m telling you what to do but as a writer it is a great book and of course movie to learn from on how to write the narrative framing story
THE COMPETITION OF IT ALL: SPORT RIVALRY IN FICTION & IN MY NOVEL
Rivalry in sports are a given and easily identifiable. Because there is an instantaneous villain and hero. You have one team against another . And boom there is rivalry . The stakes are high. The competition is fierce, and it is somewhat cutthroat rather than life itself. Pain. Heartbreak. Corruption. Victory. All the perfect concoction for a great novel all rolled up into one chaotic sportsmanship bow .
THE “HERE AND NOW” STORIES: WRITING THE NARRATIVE FRAMING /FLASHBACK STORY
The narrative framing or bookend with flashbacks technique. Or “the here and now story”, where the story is just one long flashback .
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVISING AND REWRITING THE NOVEL
Rewrites can be a pain . I know from my recent experiences. Even now as I work on the 2nd draft . I find myself still rewriting scenes and changing characters names. But revising and rewriting is a vital component to writing. Without it the story and characters might suffer, fall apart and readers will get bored and tired, ultimately throwing the book down .
3 SELF-PUBLISHING OPTIONS TO EXPLORE
Self-publishing is important. Especially important if you do not want to and cannot take the traditional publishing route.
MERLIN – ANOTHER CURRENT TV SHOW REWATCH & BOOKS THAT EXPLORE KING ARTHUR
I’m currently rewatching a tv show that I have watched a dozen times before. One of my favorites actually. It is the BBC show Merlin that premiered back in 2008. When I say this is one of my favorite shows. It’s like number one of my favorites .
A FUN NEW MUSIC PLAYLIST FOR IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY SHORT STORY
A fun new music playlist for the upcoming short story IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY. A short story that is part of the During The Blue Hour work in progress novel series.
A SHORT STORY / NOVEL CONNECTION
I know what you’re thinking . We don’t want to see or read a characters backstory. We want to see them in the present. This is sloppy writing. Terrible way to start a story. But I don’t believe that’s true because there is a short story /novel connection.
WEREWOLVES IN POP CULTURE: THE EARLIEST SURVIVING WEREWOLF FILM
Did you know the earliest surviving werewolf film was a 1925 silent film directed by George Chesbro and cinematography by Lesley Selander,