Hi gang, Craig with you again. Today, I’m fighting with myself over some things I hold true in writing. I look at writing as a personal journey of improvement, and I can see that improvement from book to book. Here are the two mantras that seem to have found a way to be in conflict … Continue reading Bucking the System
Hi gang, Craig with you again today. I’ve been pondering word counts lately. There are multiple reasons, both personally and from a marketing standpoint. On a personal basis, I tend to write short. This stems from my professional background where concise is important. I have more room in fiction, and I’m slowly getting there. Part … Continue reading The long and short of it
Hello Story Empire readers! I'd like to fly - at least when it comes to writing - rather than plodding along. There's one tool I now use to do just that: Dragon Naturally Speaking. When it comes to writing a book, there is a faster way without a huge expense which also feels like flying. In … Continue reading The Benefits of Dictation
Hello SEers and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great holiday! Last week, Staci Troilo shared some fantastic insights for increasing your word-count. There must have been some sort of kismet between us because I was dealing with the same topic as I try to ramp up my word count. Here are some tips … Continue reading Just How Many Words Can You Wordsmith? Follow-up Tips!
Ciao, SEers. Happy Wednesday! I'm in a great mood as I write this. Although I'm not participating in NaNoWriMo, I've been putting up some impressive word counts this month. True, I was highly motivated (I wanted to---needed to---finish my WIP to move onto other things), but my pace even surprised me. There were two days … Continue reading How Many Words Can a Wordsmith Smith…