5 Lessons From My First Year

It’s been a little more than a year since I started this writing blog. Have I learned anything? Yup. Writing a 50k, episodic story is not the same as writing a novel. There are additional things, writerly things, to consider such as character arc and cause-and-effect scene structure and style stuff and grammar thingamabobs. Last … Continue reading 5 Lessons From My First Year

My 2019 NaNoWriMo Project

In the spring of 1989, a disgraced entomologist accepts a research position in China. Under the scrutiny of his new comrades, he battles a dangerous local wasp, but in the process, he engineers an even deadlier species that gains sentience and bonds with his disabled son. Good luck to everyone who's doing Nano! The wasp … Continue reading My 2019 NaNoWriMo Project

How to Find the Typical Word Count for Your Genre

Let’s say I want to write a creature feature novel, because who doesn’t?:-) I dig up a few contemporary comp titles. Reddit is good for stuff like that, but also Goodreads, BookRiot, book blogs, and your own reading. I came up with the following creature features: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn Overlord by … Continue reading How to Find the Typical Word Count for Your Genre