Did you see my post about what is coming in July to the blog here? If not, you really should check out the last few posts. I am going to start a new series in July on how to write a book. I mean, a novel. I mean, a fiction book. Eh, you know what I mean.
I am really excited about my putting this out there. I am going to be putting my head on the chopping block pretty much and inviting you to take a whack at it. No, I don’t relish being held accountable in that way. But it is a certainty that I will either step up to the plate and be the writer/instructor that you need, or I will fall flat on my face and give up being a teacher completely.
There will be a few preliminary posts before July, to remind you it is coming, and to help you get a few items together that you will need if you are following along and want to try to write a book as I do. I will discuss plotting, pantsing, characters, and all that jazz so be sure to make plans to be around and ready to read the blog.
Who knows? This may be the very beginning of my efforts to teach writing. Maybe I will pen a book from this. Maybe I will begin teaching classes. Who knows where this could lead me? Until my ship comes in…How to Write is going to be my best effort.
I will post up pointers and and helpful hints and have images and videos to illustrate stuff, so you won’t get bored. I figure this work will be something around 50,000 words. Not a huge book, but worthy. Always worthy, right? So get your laptop or tablet or notebook together. Sharpen those pens, hone those pencils, exercise those fingers.
Think of this as our very own online classroom. We will be writing together! How fun is that? How to Write…here we come.