Book 2: Outline vs. Discovery writing

Book 2: Outline vs. Discovery writing

I wrote Genesis without an outline. I had no idea where it was going when I started, but I had what I thought would be a great ending. That ending got cut. In effect, the entire book was formed on the fly and I fixed all the inconsistencies during the editing process. I absolutely loved…

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Designing my book cover

Designing my book cover

I thought I’d finished my book cover design months ago. I liked it, and it had a nice feel. And while I didn’t show it to anyone, I was confident that it would work well. I do design work for a living, but not graphic design.┬áThat said, I didn’t consider what audience I was designing…

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Picking a title

Picking a title

Admittedly, I thought I’d picked out a title a long time ago. This last week, I realized that I hated my title and it wasn’t particularly interesting. I had a couple of options, but none that I really liked. In fact, I thought it was going to be VERY hard to come up with more.…

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Seven years and a finish line

Seven years and a finish line

When I heard about Amanda Hocking, and later Hugh Howey, writing a book that others would read became possible. I search Amazon for a book on how not to suck at writing and found Immediate Fiction by Jerry Carver. Within those page, he disclosed a dangerous truth that the fat dead guy from Ratatouille would…

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