I remember being told more than once, “write what you want to write.” It took me years to figure out that such advice really isn’t entirely accurate. Because writing isn’t a selfish pursuit if done correctly. In fact writing is basically the most irritating, maddening act of stupidity one can partake in IF they are […]
The Art of Being Short “I would also suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. […]
In this article, an overview of how technology has impacted the world of writing is provided. It is interesting to see how many ways the Internet and mobile devices have benefited, as well as impaired, the writing industry. The two most important impacts, in my opinion, are the ability to have a global connection, and […]
The world of publishing is changing, and not only in terms of the type of media it produces. The popular online storytelling application Wattpad is creating a publishing division, called Wattpad Books, that uses technology to scan the stories published on the site to find ones that would generate the most commercial success. Of course, […]
The future is NOW. This video discusses the developing Virtual Reality experience of “Whispers in the Night,” which is interactive storytelling at its finest. In this story, you share secrets with a girl named Lucy, in which she reacts to and remembers what you say. This is the perfect example of how the worlds of […]
Calling all young writers and book-obsessed weirdos! Ransom Riggs is giving away a school visit! The catch? You gotta throw down like the Hunger Games to win the visit! Get busy and get on it! Deets below! LINK TO FULL APPLICATION IS HERE HI, I’M RANSOM, and I like to tell stories. […]
Undertow is part of the massive Girls Kick Ass ebook giveaway (because Eila Walker never backs down) – dozens of girl power books, all downloadable for free on BOOKFUNNEL. Check it out here: https://books.bookfunnel.com/girlskickass/f1fhh4u370 and load up your Kindle!!
Well . . . Frak. Createspace is getting eaten by KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Technically this shouldn’t be a big deal, and hopefully everything goes smoothly. In the mean time, you can do a few things to make sure the process doesn’t turn into a Frat house on a 5-day bender: Create […]