Monthly Archives: December 2018

Free Fiction Friday: Winter Tales

Curl up by the fire with these Fantastic Tales

These bestselling authors have teamed up to offer a delightful selection of new books. Available for free for a limited time.

Giveaway ends January 2nd.

 

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Weekly writing check-in: novella into novel

Quick check-in and a day late. Not a lot of progress this past week, but I did have a major revelation. The novella, which was supposed to be a giveaway for signing up for my mail list, is now going to be a novel. To be precise, the second book in the series.

The story contains a crucial thread for the overall series. And yes, I could weave that into the series, I feel it’s better if I simply expand the novella into an actual novel.

Once I made this decision, half a dozen plot threads popped into my mind. It’s not only doable, I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

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Free Fiction Friday: Winter Wastelands Giveaway

Frozen tundras, hostile environments, dangerous predators—they’re fun to think about, but not so much to experience. Curl up somewhere cozy this winter and simply read about desolate wastelands instead!

Bundle up and hurry on over to the Winter Wastelands giveaway for something free to read.

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Weekly writing check-in: weaving a tangled web

Bowker is up and running again, and I have a new block of ISBNs. I’ve started the process of getting the large print versions of Coffee and Ghosts into the system. The interiors are done, but I need to adjust the covers because more pages = larger spine.

This week, I worked on the revision to The Trouble with Necromancers. I made a chart with all the main and secondary characters and then went through and detailed how each character interacted with Poppy (the main characters) and each other, along with other details–what nefarious plans they have, where they’re going (or think they’re going), any ties between them.

I have somehow come up with a story that, while contemporary, has a number of threads that start in the past. I need a chart to keep this all straight.

I also read somewhere that the protagonist’s journey should be strong enough that it prompts a change in the other characters in the story. I don’t think this needs to be heavy-handed. But I think it’s something to keep in mind, especially for a series.

That’s it for this week. Now, back to charting.

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