This post is the last part of this story, a look back to time when I actually began drafting my WIP – and how I got involved with real writing, not just thinking about it or writing demo chapters out of nowehere.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2019
September hiking pt.1: Don’t try this at home
After the active August, my first hike in September came after two weeks of break on 14th. But I made it count.Continue reading
How I got to writing, part three
Today, I’m looking back to 2015 and my first attempts at actual writing. Considering all that had to happen before I got to this point, it still feels strange to reflect on what was probably the breaking point for me.Continue reading
Writing tool review: betareader.io
Since I’ve had good results with finding beta readers on betareader.io, I’ve decided to write a review of this webtool – maybe someone will find it as useful as I did.
Note: this article/guide was written in 2019. The appearance of some elements probably changed since. As I established a small circle of beta readers afterward, I haven’t been checking the site as much since 2020. Feel free to report any outdated information in the comment section if you do use the site.Continue reading
August hiking pt.3: Place I love
The Slovakian ‘Malá Fatra’ mountain range is a place where I’ve walked most of the main trails and a good deal of the side trails – and I still love to return there.Continue reading
How I got to writing, part two
In the second part of sharing my story, I’m looking back at the early 2010s – the time that eventually nudged me towards giving writing a try. Yet, the path to that was far from simple…Continue reading
Writing: analyzing beta feedback
As I am in beta stage, I’ve decided to try sharing my experience in the form of some insight/advice. So, in this post, I’ll look at some selected cases and what you can get from them.
For the purpose of this post, I’ll ignore grammar/typo issues as there’s not much to analyze.Continue reading
August hiking pt.2: Rocks and mazes, oh my…
The second half of my week-long hiking trip led me close to a place I visited a month before – this time, on the other side of the Czech-Polish border.Continue reading
How I got to writing, part one
A few times, I’ve promised a look back on how I got to writing. The time for my grand confession has come. Today, I’ll share the first part of this story: a look back to the 2000s, when the first ideas for my in-development story came to be; into a time when actual writing was still a distant future I did not even dare to see.Continue reading
Writing: a professional’s opinion on my story
Despite having poor luck on any kind of giveaways, I had entered one for a professional beta read of my current draft. With a twist of luck, just as I managed to find beta readers (I talked about it in my monthly ‘report’), I actually won – leading me to think how I might handle feedback from four sources, each with different pacing and approach. At the end of the previous month (Friday 30.8.), I’ve received the report file – but as I was preparing for the next day’s hike, actually looking on it had to wait for two days. So, what is a professional’s opinion on my story?Continue reading
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