Write prompt Saturday, Write a Eulogy.

When you think of a eulogy, the first thing that likely comes to mind is a long, tearful, inspiring speech given at someone’s funeral.  I know that was the first thing I thought of.  This is, however, an actual poetry form.  And it’s a beautiful one, at that. Like so many other good things, eulogyContinue reading “Write prompt Saturday, Write a Eulogy.”

Markets- Just 100 Words

Want to enter a writing contest! Great, the deadline’s today. It’s okay if you don’t have anything done, though, there’s another one tomorrow. And the day after that, and the one after that too. The contest’s called Just 100 Words. Self explanatory, you have to tell a story in only one hundred words. Any theme,Continue reading “Markets- Just 100 Words”

The writers Life- Research Pt 2, Now that you’ve got it.

Assuming you went ahead and did a ton of research after reading part one, you’ve got a pile of facts and figures now. The question is, what do you do with it all? Part 2.1- Organizing your research. First you need to organize it in a way that makes it a quick reference. Nothing isContinue reading “The writers Life- Research Pt 2, Now that you’ve got it.”

Writing Prompt Saturday- What do you love about your first draft?

We’ve talked about what you hate about your first draft. In fact, I believe I asked you to write a great big hate letter to your first draft, and what a big disappointment it was. Now, I want you to switch it up. While you’re reading your first draft, what did you love? What partsContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- What do you love about your first draft?”

Markets- Eldritch Press

This weeks market is a new anthology seeking submissions for a steam punk horror book! Even if I don’t get a chance to submit anything, I might have to buy that. It’s by Eldritch Press, and it’s going to be called The Lost Worlds. Genre- Steam Punk Horror. Word Count- Up to 20,000 words, whichContinue reading “Markets- Eldritch Press”

Check This Out- Warrior writers

This week, I found a new charity that I’m pretty excited about. It’s called Warrior Writers. Warrior writers is all about encouraging and inspiring creative pursuits of American soldiers when they come home. They publish and promote works of all sorts of artists including musicians, visual artists and of course, writers. On their site, youContinue reading “Check This Out- Warrior writers”

The Writing Life- Research, Part One

Research is a part of any editing process, no matter what kind of book you’re writing. Unless you’re writing a story about your own home town and a person who does exactly what you do or used to do. This isn’t a good idea, because you’re going to be bored writing it. Even if you’veContinue reading “The Writing Life- Research, Part One”

Editing Dialog

I think it’s important to know your strengths and your weaknesses in life. Doubly so when you ‘re a writer, (read small business owner.) For instance, my weakness, which has been pointed out many times, is fight scenes. Probably because I don’t like to read them. What I really am good with, though, is dialog.Continue reading “Editing Dialog”