Publishing

What is an ISBN?

So, I know I keep talking about purchasing ISBNs, and I’m sure if you’ve read a book, you’ve at least seen one of these things, but what – exactly – is an ISBN? This post will go into these identifiers and why they’re not only useful but essential to self-publication.

Status Sunday

Status Sunday #13

Evening, folks! It’s been a productive day in my household, which is a nice change of pace from last weekend. I’ve managed to make up the deficit that those five days created in the draft for Reader, and I think it’s starting to get interesting. We’re also getting closer to publication for Burner, which is somewhat nerve-wracking, but also exhilarating. I cannot wait for you all to see it.

Anyway, let’s get down to brass tacks: Status Sunday #13, ho!

Characters, Writing

Character Motivation

Hi again, everyone! I’m finally starting to feel human again, so that means we can pick up where we left off with my series of posts on characters. Today, I’ll be talking about how understanding your character’s motivations will help strengthen your plot lines and improve the quality of conflict in your narratives.

Personal

Touch Base

I have to say, getting this sick is really bad for your productivity. I’m behind on my schedule for Reader, and because I don’t have an active readership, I’m going to be skipping tonight’s blog post to try and make up the deficit from the last week. I’ll see you guys on Friday, where I’ll talk about character motivation as a plot device.

Thanks!

Status Sunday

Status Sunday #12

So, on Thursday, I was diagnosed with pneumonia. On Friday, my daughter was diagnosed with the flu. On Saturday, I came down with the flu. My fever broke midday today (thank God for Tami-Flu), and I’m on the road to getting better, but I basically lost the last 48-hours. Thankfully, this past week has been fairly productive. So, let’s do our regular Status Sunday.