How To Have Critique
Paying for validation is an expensive hobby. Do critique exchanges before considering professional editing.
Avoid overloading your personal network with unfinished prose posts. Pick a dedicated site over social media blasts begging for comment.
NaNoWriMo: Many are writing a lot
It’s mid-November, the middle of National Novel Writing Month. I am doing my part by putting the final touches on a 117K fantasy novel that I will self-publish no later than early next month.
Writing a fresh rough draft within a month sustained my writer’s mind for a half-dozen years, but I dropped NaNoWriMo when I became serious. The yearly challenge had reinforced a number of bad writing habits because there was no critique.
Continue reading Editor Hive: Professional Versus Critique Exchanges
Political reality in a space village.
A tube of air, dirt, and water, of flora, fauna, and people, Ship Of Destiny’s habitat would spew very organic paste if squeezed hard enough.
Destiny’s Hand is a story based in a spaceship that will take fifty generations to arrive at its destination.
I’ve imagined that with a target population of only a thousand to maintain, life on the ship is something like life in a village or a very insular group within a city.
Varied experience with small political landscapes makes me comfortable writing fiction with related themes, especially passive aggressive power struggles.
“I have political experience” is like saying “I’m an American” abroad.
Continue reading Political Experience Prepared The Generation Ship