Have you heard of “If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler”? by Italo Calvino. Very interesting book, written in the second person. Saying “You do this, you do that.” Not “I” or “he”, it’s about “you.” And “you” pick up a book at the bookstore, start reading and get enthralled in the tale, then suddenly… Continue reading When a murderer won’t shut up at 3am
It’s not like you just say “Let there be…” and there is. No, it’s this lovely and dreaded cycle. It all starts with an idea. Then another. And another. And soon it’s just an overload of ideas. But one idea, that idea won’t leave you alone. It just keeps nigglin’ at the back of your… Continue reading Work-In-Progress
Movies aren't the only story medium with soundtracks. More books are having official or unofficial soundtracks. Authors and readers alike compile songs that go with the story. Sometimes there's one song, sometimes multiple. Sometimes for different scenes, sometimes for different characters. Many authors need to listen to music while writing - sometimes this is just… Continue reading WIP: The Soundtrack of Unfixed
Okay, it's not called "Circus Extravaganza." But that is quite catchy, right? Here's something equally alluring from my perspective though - The Worldwide Circus Summit. "Ooh" and "ahh" now, please. Conferences can be tedious, monotonous, and a real snooze. Or they can be an exhilarating way to glean information in a condensed timeframe. And a circus conference?… Continue reading WIP Research: Circus Extravaganza!
In the course of writing a novel you inevitably come across people asking, "What's your book about?" In the course of submitting a work-in-progress (WIP) to an agent or publisher, there is a query to submit that states what the book is about - quite similar to the back of a book to pique the… Continue reading WIP: Unfixed Teaser