Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Editing Advice

Surprisingly enough, I found this--Editing Fiction. This appears to be Crawford Killian's blog. It seems both informative and useful, with some editing tips and tricks that should prove useful to anyone. The first suggestion to the list surprised me: but then, I've seen the same used, to good effect, in the glossaries that appear towards the back of books like A Clockwork Orange:

1. Compile some kind of "bible" that establishes spelling (especially of names), usage style, physical descriptions and so on..

That's something I do at home, as a matter of course, although I have not submitted anything requiring it, yet. I have only done it for my science fiction pieces, thus far, but it seems as though it would also be useful for genres like fantasy and horror, or even mainstream novels.

The site is worth a bookmark, especially with an eye towards editing your finished work.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Writers Sites: Fantasy

Jim C. Hines
Fantasy: Getting Started
Deus ex Machina and Writing Fantasy
Fantasy Writing
How To Create Fantasy Worlds
Storm The Castle: How-To stuff
Fantasy Art School Home Page
How to Build A Trebuchet
Soul Food Cafe - Fantasy Writing
Fantasy Writing ~ a free message board

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Annie: The tech of writing/Outlines and notes of story writing

Annie: The tech of writing/Outlines and notes of story writing

I will have to investigate this page further, but the responses are all spam, and when I ttreid to leave a bit of feedback
When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's works is all I can permit myself to contemplate.
- John Steinbeck

The outline thing does work. It would work a bit better with a little exposition. ;-) Thank you.

Geez, the spam comments are stuck gambling on erection sites. That's the main reason I decided ot leave a comment--at least one bit of honest feedback, that's not so completely off-topic to the subject. *gromble* You poor, poor soul.
I was told that the server did not exist. the primary notes still appear halfway useful, but perhaps a bit redundant, so it it's a non-valid site I'll remove it from the lnieup when I have the chance..

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Promoting Authors And Their Books

Promoting Authors And Their Books

Thursday, January 18, 2007

[Book Reviews] The Parasitorium: Terrors Within

     When I run across interesting book reviews, I will psot the links here. People are also welcome to send me the links to reviews that they find both interesting and informative.
     I suppose that you can think of this as my once and future reading list. ;-)

The Parasitorium: Terrors Within

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