When you finish a big project, you’re allowed some downtime. Now that The Sword is in the hands of readers, I’ve been letting myself do nothing. Now it’s time to get the juices flowing again. I’ve got some stuff to write for the next UJ, and I might squeeze out a novella before the year’s … More Break Over. Time for New Work.
“The End”, obviously. I finished The Sword last week. I’ve put feelers out for Readers on my Facebook author page. I have the current draft in a Google Doc. After I’ve gotten some feedback, I’m going to begin the editing process. I can already think of some changes that need to be made. To wit: Some of … More The Most Satisfying Words an Author Ever Writes…
Finished Chapter 14 strong, started 15. Home stretch. A lot of it is already written in my head. Chiefly the dialogue. That’s always the problem I have.
Doing a bit of research for a later novel set in a fantasy world of my own devising, I finally got my mitts on a cheap translation of (selections from) the Rig Veda. I do this because my world has a Trimurti of deities in differing similar roles to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The written-but-unpublished … More When Creation Stories Sync – Veda and Bible
I’ve made a decision to cut the cord on my ongoing poetry anthology, Stir, and release it for Kindle and paperback. I’m going to finalize selections and upload in fairly rapid order. I’m doing this in large part because I’ve decided I’m no worse at poetry than some of the things I’ve seen in lit … More Poetry Imminent. Stir to be Released on Amazon.
The most basic structure for a story is the three-act rising-action-to-climax. They teach it in high school. It works because it hits the beats that conform to emotional expectations that people have. But it’s not the only structure that can be. I mentioned earlier this week when I finally got Chapter XII finished that it … More On the Fourth Act
And it’s longer than any other chapter. I gave thought to cutting it off but decided against it. I’ve honestly felt inadequate to this the whole time I was writing it. But I kept on. Even if it was only 200 words a night. Now for the wrapping up/fourth act.