This afternoon I was on the tram on my way to Taksim Square in Istanbul. I had a meeting in a place I’d never been to and I had to do something I’ve never done before. I was nervous and focused on the task. I arrived at my location and suddenly, in the midst of … Continue reading It’s all my fault…
What is your Best Unconventional Writing Advice? It has nothing to do with grammar, or the English language, or what sells or doesn’t sell. I follow a few simple rules. I think I read this in Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott) “You have to stop writing as if your mother is reading over your shoulder!” I paraphrased, … Continue reading 6 Tips that will change the way you write
What are the things one should be good at in order to become a good writer? Lynda Filler, Top Quora Writer 2018 Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 BTRC at Writers and Authors (2009-present) Be Brave. You have to be able to open your heart and pour out your feelings. It doesn’t matter what … Continue reading What things should one be good at in order to become a good writer?
Today was an extremely creative day for me. Actually, the last four days have been super prolific and dynamic. I designed four book covers. I completed a 12,000-word short story prequel for Luke Raven, the Raven Group in my JET Series for Kindle Worlds. Between typing "The End" and pouring a cup of coffee, I outlined 2 … Continue reading Sexual Energy…can you create without it?
I've been asked on Quora how I improve my writing skills. A good question don't you think? Writing is learned by reading—and writing. So the first thing to do would be to read more. This month I will produce a 25000-word novella—I’m at 8000 words today, and I will probably have read 6 … Continue reading On how to improve your writing skills
Take a break. Go out, have lunch, take some photos, read a book—clear your head. You might be pushing too hard. I read gossip columns, go to Huffington Post, Netflix—watch something totally unlike anything I’m working on. The idea is to trick your muse into thinking he/she is no longer working. Then go back … Continue reading How do you handle writer’s block?
You start with an idea. Where you proceed from there depends on the genre you wish to write. For example, JET: EXPOSED (Kindle Worlds Novella) (JET WORLD Book 1) is a series of Action/Suspense/Thriller novellas (fan fiction) that require lots of plot, the original characters from Russell Blake’s super successful JET series, and my … Continue reading Have you got what it takes to write a novel? NaNoWriMo