I recently had the opportunity to contribute a quote about what I wish I had known when I had first started writing.
"I wish that I had trusted my gut more often when a scene felt limp. I knew something was off with the scenes, but “it is the best I can do right now.” Put the scene on the shelf for a few weeks and you will be able to spot the issues right away. Don’t settle for less just because it is hard or not as exciting as forging new territory." — Amelia Nichole DeField
Read the rest of the tips on Justin Mclachlan's Blog!
Share This Post...
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Read More Articles
I am happy to announce my short story, King For A Minute has been published in the latest anthology by Between The Lines Publishing; Fairy Tales and Folklore Re-imagined.
The novelette Questions started out as a short story written in the spur of the moment.
I had come upon an article talking about the chemical, emotional and social reasons for kissing. I ran with the idea and wanted to create a backdrop that provided a good juxtaposition. So the short story was about a child who wanted to know why people kissed. I added three mothers for the child and left the child's gender mostly unknown. As the story progressed, you learned that this was a female humanoid child who was supposed to be emotionless and the mothers were Grays.
Later I took this short story and began to develop it into the novelette it is now. I did research on the Grays and the most common characteristic. I wondered what would hypothetically cause an alien to evolve in this manner and how could it survive?Read more
During these uncertain times, nothing brightens my day more than receiving some delightful book mail!
As if life isn't already complicated when you have to sneak out a magical side door and enter a...Read more