Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday's writing related ramblings - July 22nd 2015

The second "Zeena Dragon Fae" book is coming along nicely, but isn't as far along as it should be, because I got distracted by other writing projects during my writing time. It is coming along though,, and that's what really matters at the end of the day. Hopefully I'll be able to say more about its progress soon, and give you an idea of when I think it will be ready. But not just yet.

The only other thing I have to say with regards my own books right now is a reminder that the Smashwords 2015 Summer/Winter sale is still on, and those books of mine are still on sale. If you've forgotten which ones, read this post.

Since I don't have anything more exciting to say right now, let's move on to those writer links...

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate, that is the question; if it's a question you find yourself asking a lot when you're writing, read this post for some tips on how to figure out whether you should hyphenate or not. Also, here are some tips on editing for consistancy.

Hey, how about learning how to write a bestseller like the ancient bards? Hmmm... Maybe not... Though it would be nice if writers had the same status the ancient bards had.

I recently read this article on writing for the ages, and happen to agree with it. Yes, it's good to get your facts straight and be as accurate as possible. However, it's impossible to predict whether your facts will be accurate 20 years from now. So, at the end of the day, what really matters is that you write the best story you can.

Wondering what the secret art of reaching "the end" is? Well, it's not exactly a huge secret really, and if it was, it isn't now. Read the article if you want to see what it is anyway.

2 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Interesting point - with the hyphens - as a programmer and one who advocates standards - I am occasionally left saying "I really don't care what you do! Just do it the same way every time!"

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
Very good way of looking at it.