Last week, I scribbled in the outline for A Time For War about what my goal with the story was and what I want to emphasize above all else.Continue reading “What Is The Point?”
You’ve come up with the best idea for a book ever! But wait! The characters…they won’t stop talking. So you write a second book. Then a third. Maybe a fourth? (And if it must be a fourth, make it a Toy Story 4 and not Twilight 4)Continue reading “How To Name A Series”
Last Thursday morning, I was thinking about how there’s three major storylines connecting the Matthews Family stories together.Continue reading “The Spine of The Story: Part 1”
Let’s get talking about timelines, folks!Continue reading “Timeline Changes”
Every series starts with Book 1…until a prequel gets involved. What do I mean by that?Continue reading “Who’s First? Prequels & Their Place In A Series”
Word of advice: Don’t write 2 before 1. And don’t attempt to write it like 2-3-1. Start with 1. Sounds obvious, right?
Sequels are known for not always being as good as their predecessors. I think it’s because there’s an almost invisible pressure to make sure it lives up to the first.
To start with, there are two kinds of series: episodic and overarching. As per the title, I’ll be using the example of trilogies today.
I don’t remember writing it, but the earliest story I’ve found among my scribblings over the years is a copy of two ‘newspaper articles’ I wrote when I was nine-and-a-half.Continue reading “How I Started Writing”