A few years ago I wrote my first novella, Die, Blossom, Bloom. In it I had this crazy notion that the poor protagonist had a secret to keep, and the secret was that he killed his wife. Not that killing his wife was particularly unusual, but I had this idea that because his wife was … Continue reading So, Composting a Human Body Is Now a Thing?
I recently came across part six of this video series which of course led me to search out part one in this series aimed at 'demystifying the publishing process for new authors'. In doing so, I discovered that there is a large amount of information here if you were thinking about writing that first book. … Continue reading Publishing 101 – Video Series by Luna Press Publishing – Introduction.
Over on Fiction University, I found (amongst others) a huge list of ways to assist with the generation of story ideas. There are quite a few, but this post helpfully draws them together in one user-friendly list. Check it Out... Ideas and Brainstorming That first rush of an idea is always fun, but sometimes the … Continue reading Generating Ideas For Your Next Novel – Fiction University
I started off writing several years ago with micro fiction, at under 250 words. At the time, it felt the most comfortable and safe way to go about things - did I want to invest time in something that people might hate? Also, I didn't think I had enough to say to make a story … Continue reading How Long Should Your Story Be?
Standing out in the literary world is no easy feat when you’re a self-published author. If readers aren’t familiar with your work, they may be hesitant to take a chance on you. Plus, there are so many books competing for attention that readers sometimes don’t even know where to look. That’s why I’m putting together […]Author … Continue reading Author of a self-published book? We need your “Discovery Press Kit”! — What Inspires Your Writing?
Continuing with my series on insights into the making of A Sinister Six, here is a short look at some of my thinking behind the next story in the collection: A Snap of the Fingers A Snap of The Fingers asks the questions 'What would you do for a loved one?' and 'Would you die … Continue reading Making of A Sinister Six – #4 A Snap Of The Fingers
The Girl in the Park The Girl in the Park tells the tale of a boy who encounters an enigmatic young woman in the park. As he grows, he begins to fall in love with her, but it is only at the end of his life that he discovers how he can be with her. … Continue reading Making Of A Sinister Six – #3 The Girl In The Park
It's been a few months since I dropped back into writing, and one of the first things I did, was to look back at some of my previous work, if only to remind me that at some point in the past, I had been able to do it, and hopefully that would encourage me moving … Continue reading The Making Of A Sinister Six – #1 Die, Blossom, Bloom (Novella)
Just found these over on Publishedtodeath.com... This November there are more than three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $50,000 to publication. None charge entry fees. Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.If you … Continue reading 44 Writing Contests in November 2020 – No entry fees
I've talked recently about getting your email list set up and how you can go about adding people to that list. What I didn't talk about was what you do after that. Most people approach it with a newsletter, but if you've ever tried that and looked at the results, you may be disheartened. PH … Continue reading How You Can Improve Newsletter Results [Reblog] – PH Solomon