Sunday, December 9, 2012

Turning Real Life into Fiction

This week's video is all about using things you have experienced in real life to make a story. As most of you have found, writing can be a great form of therapy  but there are things you need to consider if you want to publish a story that is based off of what you've experienced. And of course I use Titanic an alliteration! 

P.S.-I was getting over a cold when I filmed this so my voice is a bit off...

Have you ever used something that's happened to you in your writing?

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Finishing NaNoWriMo!

So many people wrote and FINISHED a 50,000+ word novel in just one month, but that's not the end of your writing. You've got re-writings and editing, and oh so much to do!

Comment and tell me how many words you got this month! I don't care if you didn't win, any writing is good writing!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Read Your Writing!

This is an idea I go when I read Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. Somewhere in the forward (by Anne Perry) it mentions how, as readers, we read what we love. But when it comes to being an author we often avoid reading our own work at all costs. What does this mean? Maybe we don't enjoy our own writing. How can anyone else even like our writing if we don't love the words we put on paper?

I dare you to read your the stories you've written. If you don't love any aspect re-write until you do love it.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Approaching Writing a Novel

This week I have two videos for you guys to watch. The second video is by Alex Schnee, but we both talk about what we do to write out novels.

And also Alex's videos:

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Writing is my Life!

It'a all in the video!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Novel Series

Obviously when you hear about successful novel series you think of the big three: Harry Potter, Twilight, and the Hunger Games. Of course there are TONS of them and I don't doubt that there will be more novels series that are turned into movies (cause they are awesome).

But if your thinking about making your own novel into a series, it's not always crystal clear as to whether it's meant to be a stand alone or series.

What's your favorite series that you're read? What was it that you liked so much?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sympathy for Villains

This week's video is a little different from what I normally do, but I'm hoping it will spark your interest. With new novels constantly coming out you want your book to stand out from the others. How do you do that? Complex characters. In this case it's our villain.

Comment below if you want other videos like this were I talk about different elements you can through into a story, OR if you have questions about an aspect in writing or publishing comment below and I'll make a video on it!