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 »
Posts Categorized: Technical Aspects
Since I began writing I have had quite a few people ask me if I would ever be willing to include a pronunciation guide/glossary in my books. Okay, some of you are chuckling to yourselves right now. But it is a valid question, particularly for those unfamiliar with the fantasy genre.
I get asked this question a lot, and believe it or not, I find it very difficult to answer. Maybe it is because the story has undergone so many changes, maybe it is because the answer isn’t simple, or maybe it’s just that I’m bad at summarizing my own writing. I don’t know, but whatever… Read more »
Also known as “would this book be age-appropriate for my (insert age here) year old?” This is another question that ought to have a simple answer, but it doesn’t. Or perhaps it does. The simple answer is: my target audience is families. But what does that mean? What age-range will most appreciate my story? It means… Read more »