November 15, 2015
Some people call this the “log line” or some other such thing, but it’s basically one sentence which tells what you book is about. I think I called the “one sentence blurb” somewhere else.
For example, the story of The Hobbit might read:
A hobbit is persuaded by a wizard to accompany eleven dwarves in order to break into their former home, which is currently occupied by a dragon.
Or something like that.
So what’s my upcoming wild ride? Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
A cattle rancher returns home to find his lover dying and must renegotiate his relationship with his soulmate: her husband.
I’m writing a more mundane novel for NaNoWriMo (book #2 in my series), but once I’m done with that this one is next on the queue.
October 12, 2015
I’m writing a novel (the first of a series) which publishes in six weeks and decided to resurrect this blog, simply because I want to write a spin-off which spins into erotica. Having a nom de plume comes in handy in cases such as these.
So I’ll be doing a bit of tidying here, and most likely will change this to a hosted blog somewhere. I’ll let any of you still following know where that ends up.
December 1, 2009
This sure applies to writing:
November 9, 2009
Is this thing on? Anyone still here?
I got to preview Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel, and the first lesson is pretty good! I dug out the original copy of Freedom that I got bound in that offer Lulu.com gave back during NaNo 2005 to use for my revision. That book has given me more fits than any other one I’ve written, so I figured it’s a good test run as to whether this class is any good. ;)
If you want to be in the first class in January 2010, just go to the link above and sign up to be on the announcement list for when enrollment starts.
November 3, 2009
Lots going on here: sons just finished out marching band season (did pretty well!), got two paying non-fiction venues, was asked to contribute to a non-fiction anthology. Way behind on the Think Sideways class. Two novels to crit. And the holidays are coming. So what do I do?
NaNo. (well, unofficially)
Yeah, I know, taking on too much again. But I got this idea for a world that I had to explore, and this is a good time for it.
This is more a seat of the pants thing than anything else, but it’s going well. Off to a slow start from migraines brought on by too much weekend, but today is looking very good indeed.
October 4, 2009
Ever wonder what a place actually looks like? You can use Google Earth, but that’s not updated all that often.
I found a site called Weather Bonk that collects live webcams of various places. This one is of a California freeway, for example, but they have ones of all sorts of places, from beaches to residential neighborhoods. And the webcams are updated fairly frequently.