Writing Taglines and Loglines for THE DEEP LINK

I’m getting ready to self-publish my first sci-fi novel THE DEEP LINK soon, and I’m preparing all sorts of materials beforehand, like: bios of various lengths, a synopsis under 1K (in case I need to convince a very busy, professional book reviewer that my self-published novel is worth their time) several versions of back cover copy (or blurbs) asContinue reading “Writing Taglines and Loglines for THE DEEP LINK”

How To Clean Up Your Manuscript Formatting In MS Word

If you want to submit your manuscript to an editor, an agent, or a publisher, OR If you want to self-publish, and want to be ready for all the ebook & print formatting that come next, I’ve got some good news! You can stop googling and ripping your hair out now. Just follow these simple steps to clean up your manuscript. 1. The following thingsContinue reading “How To Clean Up Your Manuscript Formatting In MS Word”

Writing Advice Books – I Read Them All (I’d wish..)

Hey everyone! Long time, no post, eh? Well, you know how it goes, the holidays happened, monkey family business, life, procrastination — the lot. But I’m back, and to flex my blogging fingers, here’s a list of all writing advice books I’ve read so far. I sprinkled them with my own opinion, but regardless of that, all of theseContinue reading “Writing Advice Books – I Read Them All (I’d wish..)”

How to brainstorm your story idea into a working concept

Last time I shared my novel planning process with you, and promised I would look into the idea exploration part as well. We all have different ways to brainstorm and develop our creative ideas, and we use different tools to help us track our thinking (from Moleskin notebooks and napkins, to mind-mapping software  and spreadsheets). But at the core ofContinue reading “How to brainstorm your story idea into a working concept”

Concept, Structure and Transformation – How to plan a novel

I’m almost finished with my revision of THE DEEP LINK — yay! But I’m so tired of working on the same thing for so long, I grind my teeth each time I open the document. So, to kick my writing spirits back into high gear, I already started working on my next novel. A standalone this time, in anotherContinue reading “Concept, Structure and Transformation – How to plan a novel”