|Posted by Quinne Darkover on March 18, 2016 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
I have negelcted the blog posts but I thought I would post that I have started a series of web posts about writing called Write On. The first one is up.
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on February 26, 2014 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
I have often seen people saying 'I want to write" followed by a few questions. I decided I would start a series about writing BUT about how I write and a few extra thoughts.
How to get started. You must already have something in mind to write about or you wouldn't be asking about how to, so I will skip to the mechanics. You can use a computer with a word processor ( best option ) write on paper, write on the back of envelopes. No matter what you want to...
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on August 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
I had not planned on starting so soon. I had planned on doing a full outline etc, for the sequel, but just like the first book, images in my head drove me to the keys and I have started putting to paper, the sequel. Working Title, The Captain and the Lady Fair. Pathfinder.
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on August 27, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
I should have posted this a few weeks ago. Editing is done! Editor did a great job. I still read sections at a writers group every 2 weeks to see if there are ways to improve the book. So far the feedback from the group is very positive.
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on July 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
I put out a proposal for bids on edit and proof of my novel. In 2 days I got 69 bids. I stopped it at that point and started working on a short list. Lots of great people out there and it is a tough call. Some were easy to weed out when on the bid they spelled worse that I do. Some were specialists with editing tech brochures and never edited anything else. Oh well, everyone is hungry these days and they try.
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on July 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
Editing is almost done. My Alpha reader bailed on me after 1/2 the book. Trying to catch my own mistakes is tough but I am plugging away. I hope to have it on available by Sept.
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on May 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
On Sat May 20 at 6:30 am, The final words were written. Now I get to print the whole thing out and start doing edits. I do want to add, increase or change some descriptions. I also need to fix a ton of passive voice sentences. Yep, I have to fix spots that are tell and not show. Then I need to find a good Beta Reader, Then hire a proofer. I also need to get some cover art.
Not publish ready yet, but it is a great deal closer.
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on May 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
A milestone of sorts.. Chapter 100 done. 84.5 k words and I can see the end coming. I don't want it to end, so I started making notes for a sequel as ideas pop in my head.
|Posted by Quinne Darkover on May 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
I started this web site to be allow people to see the first few chapters of my novel. It should be completed by the end of May ( except going back through from page 1 to do edits. )
I don't know if anyone would find it interesting if I blog about how I write but I may do that. On writting I will say there is no right way or wrong way. ( Okay be picky, the wrong way is to not write at all )