One of the most challenging parts of writing in the fantasy genre is creating the universe. You could spend years designing the cultures and backgrounds to your novel before putting pen to paper, but you need to monitor the world constantly to keep it as consistent, full, and detailed as possible while keeping it grounded … More 10 Facts about Your Fantasy Universe (You Don’t Know Yet)
Song, poetry, and regional or foreign accents are only a few of the tough calls you have to make in the process of writing a novel. Do you include them or don’t you dare? Little effects and “writing within writing” can bring your imaginary world to life that much more, but it can also give … More Why Your Readers Will Never Know You’re A Bad Writer
Well, we finally made it to part three of the Tone Talks! First we covered how language and dialogue can be used to create a more vivid and fully dimensional world, and then we discussed how you can (and should) use your tone to connect with your readers in the real world. Now it’s time … More Tone Talks: Connection and Consistency
I apologize for the delay in getting this out, especially after the popularity of Tone Talks: Your World, but finally summer has slowed down to a pace manageable enough for me to open my computer and get to work! So let’s get to it: Tone Talks: Your Readers’ World!
The tone of the novel, the voice the readers will hear when they open your book, is one of the most important things to watch for when you’re editing your final drafts before submitting or self-publishing. There are lots of theories about it–how important it is to have an individual style, how important it is … More Tone Talks: Your World