Writing and rewriting are two sides of the same coin but each takes a different kind of mindset to accomplish. Most folks think of writing when they imagine what writers do; scribbling creative characters, scenes; oozing creativity onto the page into the wee hours of the night. Beginning…Continue
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Need to be more regular in your writing habits? Join us right here on SWAG in The Accountables. We'll notice that you wrote and will cheer you on. We use a proven carrot-and-stick method that has been tested by the moderator in groups like Survivor Writers and Writer Island. It works! The carrot is delicious, and no worries -- the stick doesn't really smart.
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Successful Writing, Whether For Steampunk Or Otherwise
Editors, Publishers, And The Fine Art Of Compromise
Successful writing is not easy. As authors, we already know this much. And, of course, there are a number of factors in being a successful writer. Included among these is a willingness to edit and cut your work as needed. This last means you have to be willing to be an…Continue
This is a section from my upcoming workshop for Savvy Authors, Characterization and Plotting.
It begins October 24 and ends November 13.
If you know a writer who would be interested send them to Savvy Authors.
I hope enjoy this blog post.
Adding Tension and…Continue
Reposted from my blog at liakeyes.com
Have you ever started writing a novel or short story but lost impetus after the opening act, unsure what should happen next, but sensing that the arc you pre-planned doesn’t work for some mysterious reason? Then maybe you need to take another look at what your protagonist does after the incident that gets the story started.
Most people find writing the query and synopsis for a story an incredibly daunting process.
Normally when I work on the query and synopsis for a book, I do it after the book is done. However, by that time, I think coming up with a synopsis is especially difficult after I've already poured all of my creative energy into the manuscript.
This time, I'm doing something a little different. I'm writing the query and synopsis *as* I write the book (an 80,000-word…
Originally posted on my Steampunk blog: Nicholas L. Garvery
Lately I noticed lots of people on Twitter talking about…
My latest novel, Red Wheels Turning, is now starting to take its final form. It's quite close to our timeline, though it falls into the same universe as my previous alternate history novel, Beneath Gray Skies.
It's a prequel in that it's in the same universe as Beneath Gray Skies, and uses the same characters, but it does have some rather fantastic steampunk elements…Continue
Added by suzanne lazear on April 13, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments
I thought this might be of interest to those of you writing steampunk mysteries, who need to know what forensics were possible in the past. RWA's Mystery/Suspense Chapter has announced its COFFIN College of Felony and Intrigue MURDER ONE online Workshop for the month of March 2011.
The deadline also approaches for RWA's prestigious…Continue
Added by Lia Keyes on February 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments