I always encourage new writers to experiment with short fiction. There are numerous benefits to be gained from practicing the short form. First, you learn, by necessity, to be more efficient with your writing. The shorter the story, the more you have to scrutinize each and every word, eliminating redundancies and maximizing clarity with as … Continue reading On Writing: Short Fiction Writing, In Short
Utilizing sensory details is a critical part of good writing. Tapping into the five senses allows a reader to go beyond just visualizing the scene to the point of feeling it for themselves. But of the five, sound is probably one of the hardest to convey. You can get by sometimes with onomatopoeia. Providing details of … Continue reading On Writing: The Sound of Silence
We’ve been distracted by a lot of good publishing work here, but I’d like to take a quick moment to share some of these updates with you.
Your cover is the first introduction to your book, before the hook and before the first word.
What’s in a genre? That which we call a dragonBy any other name would be as magnificent. I recently engaged in a detailed discussion of genre on my personal blog. A lot has changed in the past 100 years. Reedsy would have your believe that today there are more than 50 subgenres of fantasy! In … Continue reading Interest: What is Sci-Fi? — Or Why Frankenstein is Gothic Fantasy
We are continuing with our launch events for Richie Billing’s debut novel, Pariah’s Lament. In just over 24 hours, we will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” or AMA session over on Reddit. Richie will be running the show, but a few others from OMAM will be along for the ride. Come on by and … Continue reading News: Ask Us Anything
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