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Story Grid (Ongoing Notes)

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know is a book written by, Editor/Agent/Author and a plenitude of other titles, Shawn Coyne. The purpose of this post is just to highlight 3 things I’ve found in the first 15% of the book. I’m planning on posting more of these for two […]

Quicklist- LitRPG Fantasy

LitRPG, short for Literary Role Playing Game, is a literary genre combining the conventions of computer RPGs with science-fiction and fantasy novels.[1] The term is a neologism introduced in 2013. The above is taken from the wikipedia page found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LitRPG Ever further does my teaching experience influence this blog. Maybe I should just lean into the fact that I like writing […]

Kindle and Goodreads

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with one of my students, as well as one of my fellow amateur writers, about the value of a kindle and it’s associated functionality in goodreads. The kindle(or an e-reader), while not a paper book, is one of the best inventions a writer […]

Royal Road and Fiverr for Writers

So I stumbled upon a few websites in the last week or so. Both of these can help potential writers and thus I’m placing it within the category of writing tips and discovery. Fiverr: Fiverr is a website wherein you look through an artists body of work and decide, based […]

Initial Chapter 1

The following is my initial chapter 1 of The Boy and the Stick. I’m considering a partial rework for a better flow at the beginning, and making chapter two a bit faster. I’ve found that if I’m not excited to write this portion of the book, this portion of the […]