Writing in Darkness

Each book I write, I make it a point to write differently than the previous books. My first two books were outlined together, and written as a unit. The third was rigidly plotted, outlined, and written to my detailed notes. Book four, I developed the main characters, did eight hours’ worth of world building (a…

Getting in at the Ground Floor

In the two years and three months since I started writing fiction in earnest, I’ve met hundreds of new and established writers. Each one has a unique way of writing, I’ve discovered. However, to those just considering starting on a journey to write a book, the prospect can be daunting. With that in mind, I’ve…

Building the Story

I am a believer in planning one’s novel. That isn’t to say that a more improvisational style is less effective. It is simply what works for me. I follow tangible steps in building a storyline: Determine the main “Suppose“ – That is, decide on the one-sentence that outlines what your story will be about. For…