Making your characters sound believable. When I first started to write, my dialogue felt kind of clunky. It didn't flow the way I wanted it. I went back to my favorite authors to see how they did it. I looked at how their characters talked to each other but sadly I didn't find the answers… Continue reading How To Write Good Dialogue
Are you feeling sluggish? Not in the mood to write? Do you need a kick start to get you motivated? Friend, you’ve come to the right place. I know your time is valuable so I’m not going to give you 25 tips to get you going. I’m not going to give you a top 10.… Continue reading 5 Tips To Help Get You Motivated
Your mileage may vary. When I wrote my first book I did what I’m sure a lot of writers do, I wrote it in a linear fashion. I started at chapter one and finished at chapter 31. I started my new book the same way, except I decided to try something new. Writing out of… Continue reading Writing things out of order
Ready to turn the page I haven’t written much this week. Part of the reason is that Deadlock comes out soon and I’m beyond excited. It’s hard to focus on writing my next book when my first one is about to be released out into the world. The other part is I’m scared. If my… Continue reading My writing has been slow this week
Okay. A week and two days. Well it’s been 2021 for a whole week. How’s everyone doing? I’m not doing too bad. I came into this year with a solid plan and so far I’m hitting all my goals. The middle of the week was kinda rough. I didn’t get good sleep. I went to… Continue reading The First Full Week
Keeping the story on track When I started my book, Deadlock, I just sat down and started writing. After juggling it around in my head for almost twenty years I thought I knew the whole story. Was I wrong. I had the first couple of chapters down when I realized I was missing some things.… Continue reading Outlining my book
In a few days I’m going to be sitting down to start writing the follow up book to Deadlock. It’s been quite the learning experience. Early in my first book, I had my wife read the chapters as I wrote them. When the book was finished she said, “Don’t be angry, but your later chapters… Continue reading Working on book two.
Everyone needs to start somewhere. I started at my kitchen table hoping to exorcise my demons. Severe anxiety and depression drove me to a dark place and writing helped pull me out. Two years later I’m no longer plagued by a negative mindset and I have a finished book. Now It’s not a long read.… Continue reading Humble Beginnings
I’ve been trying to come up with something to post for a while. I thought about talking about Christmas and how me and my family are getting ready for it, but there were no good anecdotes to share. So I settled on a year in review. This was a very weird year for me. On… Continue reading Goodbye 2020
I’m trying to find my niche for this blog. I’m a huge comic book fan. The book I wrote(it’s with the editor as of this writing) was conceived as an idea for a comic book. It’s safe to say comics have been a major influence on my life. I’ve been reading a lot of “how-to”… Continue reading Dialing it in…slowly.