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Apr
26

+1 to Writing: A Conversation with Robert Denton III, Part 2

+1 to Writing: A Conversation with Robert Denton III, Part 2 Last week, as part of the continuing +1 to Writing series, I asked Robert Denton III (@ohnospooky on Twitter) about how he went from being a fan of a franchise to one of the people who works on it. We talked about what it’s like to write tie-in fiction, and what are some of the challenges writers face. If you missed it, you can catch up on Part 1 of our conversation here! +1 to Writing is an ongoing series of interviews with writers at different stages in their writing career, from veteran wordsmiths to emerging authors. It looks at the RPG, tie-in media, and...
Apr
5

+1 to Writing: A Conversation with Jennifer Brozek

+1 to Writing: A Conversation with Jennifer Brozek What does the path to becoming an RPG freelancer look like? How does that path differ if you want to write tie-in stories for your favorite IP, or if you have an idea for an original story? What does it actually take to go professional in the business, and what are the writing habits and creative mindsets you need to cultivate along the way? +1 to Writing is an ongoing series of interviews with writers at different stages in their writing career, from veteran wordsmiths to emerging authors. It looks at the RPG, tie-in media, and sci-fi and fantasy fiction industries...
Oct
31

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 31

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 31 Day 31: What’s your post-NaNoWriMo plan? Writing habits. Let’s assume that you can get through the next thirty days in once piece and make it to the finish line. When you finish, what is the next step for the manuscript? First things first, you should continue writing until you finish. Seriously. Do you think you’ll be able to continue at the same pace? If not, what adjustments do you plan to make to balance writing with end-of-semester and/or holiday obligations? If you do finish in fifty thousand words or less, you’ll want to evaluate for...
Sep
4

What Happens in the Different Editing Stages

What Happens in the Different Editing Stages This post originally appeared on a writing forum I frequent called LegendFire. If you’re looking for a place to exchange feedback or get inspired or talk poetry and prose more generally, you should check it out! “Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” ― Patricia Fuller One of the biggest mistakes I made when I first started writing was to equate the word “editing” with merely correcting grammar and spelling. Although that is certainly an integral part of the writing process, it is by no means...
May
25

A Review of Writing a Novel with Scrivener by David Hewson

A Review of Writing a Novel with Scrivener by David Hewson Anyone who’s tried Scrivener remembers opening it up for the first time and–at least for a moment–being utterly overwhelmed by all the options available. I’m all about teaching yourself the software, but I knew I’d want to go through the included tutorial for this one. True to its word, I slogged through all thirty to fourty minutes of it. Overall, it felt like it was a little too basic. And I still felt like I knew nothing about the software. Then I found a little gem in Amazon’s Kindle store. It looked perfect. And for only $6?...

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