Community Management – Corralling Cats
Tips for keeping users on topic as needed.
Complex evil characters For complex evil characters to work, you’ve got to give them some screen time, as it were. Because a paragraph or two simply will not cut it. Backstory Since evil characters are a certain type of character, it pays to give them a backstory as deep and rich and meaningful as the […]
Review – The Enigman Cave The Enigman Cave has some of its roots in fan fiction. Background So I had created a wholly original species called Witannen. They had flowers growing out of their scalps instead of hair, and the pure Witannen would sport little vestigial wings which couldn’t be used for much of anything. […]
Beta Reading, Part 2 For beta reading, part 2, let’s take a look at the actual feedback process. But first, let’s get the mechanics out of the way. Practical Mechanics When beta reading, you are generally only using a few possible programs. Here’s how to best use them: When using Microsoft Word, go to Review and […]
Beta Reading Beta reading is both an art and a science, I feel. There are good ways to do it. And there are not so good ways. But as an independent writer, the best way to get beta readers to help you is to become a beta reader yourself. Here I’ll address common issues and […]
Review – Almost Shipwrecked This story is one of those I desperately want to read with a Queens accent. It just seems like the heroine of Almost Shipwrecked is someone who maybe isn’t what anyone would call a Rhodes Scholar. And that is okay. Background to Almost Shipwrecked When our narrator escapes her space ship, […]
Promoting Writing With Social Media Promoting Writing is important! So let’s say you’re an amateur writer. You know you should be promoting writing with social media. But how do you get started? Not to worry; I’ve got you covered, whether you’re looking to sell your work or just get your unsellable fanfiction noticed. My Background […]