Posts Categorized: Technical Aspects

WORLD-BUILDING

One of my least favorite things about writing has always been the world-building aspect. I like to dive in and just start writing. Unfortunately, this usually means that along the way I get hung up on things like, “What sort of currency does this culture use?” or “Hmm, is there a creation myth in this… Read more »

SPEAKING OF FORMATTING

Second Son is almost complete! Things That Have Been Checked OFF My To-Do List: Cut and paste entire text into correct page dimensions Change font Format chapter titles Format first letter of each chapter Make sure Tabs are correct (this is by far the most frustrating things Find and replace “All Right” typos Find and… Read more »

FORMATTING

Today’s writing tip isn’t really about writing, but it is an important part of the process if you are wanting to self-publish a book. (And it’s also the part of the process I’m entrenched in this week). My cover artist has assured me I will be receiving a draft of the cover for SECOND SON… Read more »

WRITING RUMINATIONS: OUTLINING

I hate outlining. When I was in high school, we had to write several research papers. Our teachers all followed the same formula to try and help us break this process up into nice, easy, bite-sized pieces. You know the drill: 1. Come up with a topic 2. A week later: Write a thesis statement… Read more »