I thought this was a pretty interesting insight regarding character motivations. The article is talking about Superheroes, but this also applies to character-oriented fiction.
The io9 article makes the point that the motivation comes from the origin story saying: “as Simone puts it, the point of the […]
Book trailers are a new technique for marketing books. Book trailers (or book videos) emerged in 2002 with a company called Circle of Seven Productions. Book trailers are now becoming mainstream. Bookscreening.com is a website entirely devoted to the viewing of book videos. Another site — Christianbookvideos.com — focuses on Christian book videos.
In order to carve out time for writing, sometimes you have to draw the line and cut off the email spigot. How?
How? As this 43 Folders article says, this include finding automation and economies of scale. Some examples:
add info on your Contact page explaining what people can expect from you
use auto-responses and email template sstating […]
WritersTechnology.com issues the second in a series on
The simplest way to track submissions is using a spreadsheet program like Excel. You could also use an online spreadsheet like Google Docs. Create a new spreadsheet and put the following as column headers:
Title of Piece | Length | Genre/Type | Query or Submission? |Market Submitted to | […]
Read below to learn about gDarkRoom — a Google Documents tweak tailored to provide a full-screen writing console with these features: Full-screen editing usable from any computer Automatic backups of your documents Write full-screen on the road and sync your document back up once you reconnect to the Internet I have long used full-screen text editors for banging out fiction. Having the old-school dark full-screen — free from distractions — makes for the ideal writing environment. Some of the full-screen editors I have used in the past: