This is how my novel starts. At least in this draft. It could be a prologue as it occurs a few months before the main events of the story. However, as you will see, I have several scenes introducing characters and setting up for the "inciting incident" as it were. I might make the first … Continue reading Opening Scene of Sword of Chaos
I am in the editing process, as you may have seen in my previous post, on my current novel, Sword of Chaos. I don't think I need to tell you, but editing is not easy, especially editing your own work. Cutting out scenes, sentences, and even just words that you've labored over can be, well, … Continue reading Sword of Chaos Update
As you know, I have been collecting interesting links on the Blogs & Links page here at wwdoveStudio.com. As a service to my readers, I will also publish a periodic post (not sure how often, yet) with interesting or useful links. I hope you enjoy these new gems. Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel … Continue reading New Links for Writers
Many writers (I dare say ALL) will eventually want to publisher their work. Although self-publishing is popular, some will be looking for an agent to work on their behalf to make a deal with the big publishing houses. But just how does one go about the task of acquiring an agent? There is a lot … Continue reading So You Want a Literary Agent?
What is flash fiction? You've probably written short stories. High school was notorious for making students write several pages on different themes or topics, both fiction and non-fiction. But my guess is those were closer to 5,000 words. Too long for flash fiction. So what is flash fiction all about? For one, flash fiction is … Continue reading Flash Fiction