Michael Crichton’s Method for Plotting Out a Story

I'm generally a pantser. My words tend to zigzag behind my thoughts as they try to keep up. When I reach a plot point or scene where I'm unsure of the direction I stop and take a short walk, or I go through my research again. Sometimes a walk is enough to dislodge what is stuck, … Continue reading Michael Crichton’s Method for Plotting Out a Story

Ender’s Game – Second Official Trailer

http://youtu.be/nC6OYmj6YT8 This is starting to look interesting. Not sure if it'll be as good as the book, though. Question is, do I go see it on the big screen or wait for the DVD? And for those who don't know, this is the book the movie is based on. Well, one of the newer editions, … Continue reading Ender’s Game – Second Official Trailer

Hugh Howey on Discoverability

Starting out on this journey I initially burdened myself with the mistaken belief that if I put my all into my writing, write the best story I can, package it with a nice eye-catching cover, the discoverability part would take care of itself. I was so wrong. In a sea of books, how do you … Continue reading Hugh Howey on Discoverability

Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers

Howey is at it again. He wrote an excellent piece on the future of writers: "I celebrate writing for any of these reasons — I wish more people wrote more often. But what fascinates me as a self-published author are not those who publish a single novel but rather those who approach this as a … Continue reading Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers

Why Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads Is A Good Thing | David Gaughran

This is old news by now, but I wanted to jump on the bandwagon. I'm not perturbed by this news of Amazon acquiring Goodreads, but I was shocked when I heard it. Mostly, because I did not expect it. But then after the shock wore off, I realized it made sense from a business perspective. … Continue reading Why Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads Is A Good Thing | David Gaughran

My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey

I've been following Hugh for a while now ever since I read the first Wool installment. To say he writes great prose would be an understatement. Hugh is one of those rare writers that can tell an incredibly evocative story in a way that pulls you right into the middle of it, arms flailing--you see, … Continue reading My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey