Betrayals are a story element that, when done well, can lead to quite an emotional reactions, and a several questions the reader might want answered. When done well, they can spur the reader to continue with the story well into the sequels to get their answers. Today, I’ll look into some specifics of betrayals.Continue reading
Today, I’ll look into the Kindle Create tool for formatting Kindle e-books in a mix of review and guide. I’ll share my opinion, the +/- of the software, and look at the basic functions.Continue reading
If you’re planning to self-publish your story, you’ll face many decisions. One of them is: how will you have your e-book formatted? I’ll present the three main options along with their advantages and disadvantages.Continue reading
A slightly different post for today, a crossover for real history and fiction. Wars are often major parts in some types of books (Sci-Fi and Fantasy included) – and, sooner or later, both books and wars reach their end. The reality (which can be used well for fiction, as I’ll mention) may lead to a bitter ending that only leaves salt-filled wounds and a base for another conflict.Continue reading
With the release of my debut growing closer, most of my focus was on the various tasks related to the pre-launch stuff I had to take care of. Now, let’s get the details.Continue reading
I’ve shared my thoughts about several clichés in the past – but not all of them. Today, I’m returning to this topic with another one: inept and/or corrupt rulers (with focus on fantasy).Continue reading
A major decision for anyone who decides to write today is whether to take the traditional route or to self-publish. There are many fact-based pros and cons to both, as well as many aspects that can be a pro or a con based on personal priorities.
Today, I’ll present an overview of the options – in a post that might be slightly longer than usual.Continue reading
After exploring most main and some second-tier characters, I’m coming around to the story of forging the very MC – and definitely the longest ‘making of’ story.Continue reading
Another month gone… and with it, the inevitable release of my debut is drawing closer. So let’s have a look at what I’ve done the last month…Continue reading
This is a spontaneous out-of-schedule post because there’s something tied to this very date that deserves it: it’s already five years since I started writing. Where the hell has the time gone?
And so I thought I’d make a small look back and reflect a bit on those five years.Continue reading