What’s behind the curtain? Have you ever completed reading a book series and wanted to know more about the story behind the story? Check out my last post for more info on my latest work. Usually, you can get this from the next book, but sometimes you get to the final book (or the book was a lonely-only) and you’re still scratching your head about some things. Take my series for example. The Shannon Wallace Mystery series (Disk of Death, Yew to a Kill, and the short story, In the Shadows, now available for pre-order!) are caper mystery stories set in small
I recently heard a popular author say something about how a writer works at their story, chipping away at it until the essence of the story begins to appear. It sounded so much to me like sculpting that I had to go to the Internet to check and see if I was right. Sculpture Techniques. A sculptor can achieve his desired results by either subtractive techniques (i.e. chipping or carving material away, as with stone or wood) or additive techniques (i.e. adding material, as with clay or wax). — Saatchi Art Yes, indeed. Writing is very much like sculpting.
Hey there How to Write fans! I hope you are getting down some good stuff. Have you had a chance to read the first three chapters of our blog book? I haven’t gotten any entries for the contest. If you guys don’t help me title it and take this $10 Amazon gift card, I will have to do it all myself. You know you don’t want that! I am going to let the contest go through the end of the month. In fact, the How to Write series is going to end at the end of the month as well.