Writing a novel can be daunting, especially for someone attempting their first draft of their very first narrative. Many first- time writers have a misconception that the longer the book the better and become despondent when their narrative does not quite fit the length they had set their sights on. Many resort to adding anContinue reading “Novelettes, Novellas and Novels, What is the Difference?”
It’s hard to believe that we are barely three months into the year and already so much has happened. South Africa goes into a nationwide lock-down for twenty one days as of Friday due to COVID-19. Although it is needed and although much of the nation applauds our president for this action, it will haveContinue reading “Amidst the Chaos of the Apocalypse”
Ah. Writer’s block. The dreaded affliction that all writers will suffer from at some point, if not at many points, in their careers.We all lament those moments where the inspiration and words just won’t come and the cursor blinks accusingly at you from the blank page on the computer screen. But what exactly is writer’s blockContinue reading “Demolishing Writer’s Block”
Often confused, but quite different, both mood and tone are important tools in an author’s arsenal. They provide a platform from which a writer can evoke an emotional response from the reader. What is the difference between mood and tone? The tone is not aimed at the reader but is instead the narrator’s attitude toContinue reading “Getting into the Mood”
Writing a novel isn’t like baking a cake, there is no right or wrong way to do it. Here we talk about the different types of writers and the pros and cons of each.
It is true, there is a lot that needs to be considered when writing a fantasy. From plot to characterization to magic systems, the list seems never-ending. I find, however, that one of the most integral parts of a good fantasy, a believable fantasy, is the world that it is set in. Is the worldContinue reading “World- Building, the Foundations of a Fantasy”
So you have written a book, now what? You want to get published, but what route do you take, traditional publishing or indie/ self publishing? Let’s begin with traditional publishing. A lot has changed in the traditional publishing realm and yet there is much that has stayed the same. It is true, getting published byContinue reading “Traditional Publishing vs Indie Publishing, which is for you?”
Welcome to my new website and blog! I decided that it was about time that I updated everything so that as I grow, so does my ability to keep in touch with all of my readers and followers more efficiently. A short introduction for those that are new. I am 29 years old and liveContinue reading “New Beginnings”