I’ve been working on a new writing project for the past few months. And like with every project, I hit a slump at the one-third marker. I’ve noticed the same things in my software projects, and seen it with other people too. How to get out of those slumps?
People have told me I’m very critical of movies, TV shows, and video games. That’s true, I think; it’s a direct result of my obsession with the mechanics of writing. Knowing the mechanics automatically makes you see others failing at those mechanics. Below are the five that I see most.
Writing a good science fiction or fantasy book requires a good setting. This is setting is usually made up – or partially made up, as in urban fantasy. Worldbuilding is the process of creating such a setting. I’ve created several imaginary worlds and learned a lot while doing so. Here are five tips for people sitting down to create their own world.
Once, at a party, somebody told me you don’t need to use correct spelling and grammar to be a good writer; feelings are what count. I couldn’t disagree more.