Creeping Up On Psychological Thrillers

The other half—the darker half, mwahaha!—of my genre of heart is psychological thriller. I’d love to talk about that one just as much as about science-fiction, though I’m not quite sure where to start. So I’ll go ahead and describe it the way I see it, and see from there. According to common definition, a “psychologicalContinue reading “Creeping Up On Psychological Thrillers”

Things I Learned While Drafting

Ladies and gentlemen, the first full draft of my novel has been completed! Woohoo!!! Yeah, yeah, I know: so what? Many writers finish novels, what’s so special about it, huh? Well, it’s special to me because it’s mine (thank you, Agent Obvious). It’s all my dreams and nightmares condensed, my ideas and fears displayed, myContinue reading “Things I Learned While Drafting”

Tighten Thy Subplots

Subplots are subordinate plots weaved into a story to enrich the reader’s experience. Not to increase wordcount, or stick some personal vendetta into an otherwise unsuspecting story, and for crying out loud pleeease not to shoot the reader point-blank between the eyes with An Important Point you itch to make. Subplots exist only to makeContinue reading “Tighten Thy Subplots”

Is Your Killer Focus On The Loose?

While we’re day-dreaming about making it big, our most important ally is sawing his way into freedom one bar at a time. A killer focus doesn’t work with promises of glorious results, but with tangible little things he can use. Setting clear and achievable goals is the first essential step in becoming a professional writer,Continue reading “Is Your Killer Focus On The Loose?”

Dawn Of The WriterBots – or – Why Triberr Is Not A Good Idea For Writers

Social media interaction can be an incredibly wonderful and beneficial experience, if you’re doing it right. The job description of the modern writer includes having a coherent and professional social media presence, and we’re all doing our best to achieve that. But sometimes, we do too much and step over the line into Spam Land, andContinue reading “Dawn Of The WriterBots – or – Why Triberr Is Not A Good Idea For Writers”