Keeping your voice when writing different genres, with 11.22.63

I tell people that I write speculative fiction. And I do, technically. But speculative fiction is an umbrella term that includes science fiction, fantasy and horror. Everyone sort of knows that.  On the one hand, I can kind of see why. These three genres are easy to blend, especially horror and science fiction. Some piecesContinue reading “Keeping your voice when writing different genres, with 11.22.63”

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.”

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”