"I recently took a paid online writing course. It was great in that the instructor and at least one of the six people in the course gave me solid, concrete, constructive feedback and criticism. The anonymity made it easier to offer that as well, I…"
"As an English lecturer of speculative fiction, I often suggest "The Elements of Style" (by Strunk and White) to students aspiring to be creative writers... and to read, read, read. "Elements" is thee Bible/Qur'an/Torah…"
"Perhaps the question is "Can you LEARN creative writing?" What I mean by that is something I've noticed here and there through the last ten years... Writers that go to a conference and then roll their eyes at things said by…"
I agree with most of what Mr. Garvery and Mr. King have stated. I agree with all that has been stated by Ms. Keyes. Wherever one begins, one may improve with dedication and a dedicated coach. Depending on the level of ability,…"
"Thank you for this post, which ties sweetly into something I'm exploring by writing a short story.
Can writing be taught? Yes, but talent can't be taught. Talent + creative writing education = either homogenization of pre-existing talent,…"
Originally posted on my Steampunk blog: Nicholas L. Garvery Lately I noticed lots of people on Twitter talking about creative writing courses, so I decided to investigate. I tried to discover when creative writing courses started being taught, so I could rule out authors who lived before such courses were…See More
"I don't know whether it was socialist so much as humanist. The message that great science gets used for good and ill is, however an important one. I consider myself a pragmatist, but as a pragmatist I recognise the value and importance of…"
"Thanks for commenting Dave. I think what irritated me most with Steamboy is the message itself. It's very socialist and pacifist, and I'm a realist. Those theories sound good, but in practice don't work."
"Couldn't agree more. I enjoy a story with a point, or a message - but I like to be left to make up my own mind. I don't think Steamboy is quite as bad as all that. I can think of worse, but it does certainly ram the point home, repeatedly."
"A 'read' registers every time a new user clicks on a chapter. If someone comes back to read it again it won't register as they've already seen it.
Wattpad Feature books, but only if the author is willing to leave them up…"
I use Wattpad, and I have to say that I've had a very positive experience so far. I have one question about reads. What constitutes a read? Does a person just need to visit the first page of a chapter for the number to…"
The Museum sounds like a great project, and once my novel is released, I'd be happy to add it to the museum. What kind of writing work do you need done? I can donate a little time.
In regards to you asking about interviews, I…"
The world of publishing is actively changing around us. The internet is abuzz with authors favoring self-publishing their works over taking the traditional route to publication. The latest author to follow this emerging trend is debut indie author S.C. Barrus with his upcoming novel,Discovering Aberration.Discovering Aberration is a new take on the popular steampunk genre, which take place in an alternate Victorian-era setting where steam and clockwork technology have taken hold. “Discovering…See More