So, in my last two posts, I showed you two of the most important things required for a good Science Fiction story: A Bad Romance and A Good Travel Agent. Together these two elements tell us what’s troubling our hero or heroine; shows us the struggle they must endure to achieve their goal; and allows us to empathize with their pain and disappointments. So, what’s the third critical thing for a good SciFi story? What…
Inspiration to Write!
Here’s something to inspire and juice up your writing creativity. Worked for me! Tells us what works for you!
The Three Most Important Things for A Good SciFi Story- Part 2
The second most important ingredient to writing a good SciFi Story… Do you know what it is? Click here and find out!
The Three Most Important Things for A Good Science Fiction Story- Part 1
There are lots of things that go into writing a good SciFi, well any story really. The plot, the research, the background stories, the hidden agendas of the characters (and the author), the structure of the story (you know…the three acts thing). One can go on and on and on. But of all the things that make a good story, what are the three most important elements? What are those three critical ingredients that is…
It Was Tough To Write
This next chapter scene was hard to write. Yet, for some reason, I keep doing it! It represents yet another low point for our hero in the story. Now normally, one would expect to see just one low point in a seven-act story where the hero/heroine feels all is lost. But for MILK RUN, I felt a double low point is necessary: one to represent a career low and the second a more personal low. The…
Beta Reviewers Are Like Cherished Editors- Savor the Experience!
Here’s What Happens When You Work with Great Beta Readers and Editors. Yep, a Great Review!
Thanks and Wishes for a Happy 2023 New Year
Hello all! It’s only a few hours before we watch the NYC ball drop and march on to 2023! There were plenty of ups and downs for us all. But let’s face it, you wouldn’t know you were living if it wasn’t for all the pain and strife that somehow fades to happiness, love and peace. So, my wish for the New Year is that we all work to find common ground with those around…
Cat Fights in Space
Here’s a question I received the other day from a StoryOrigin beta reviewer for my book MILK RUN. It concerns political correctness. The beta reviewer’s question centers around the topic of “females bickering over their man during a space battle […] a common troupe (e.g. Star Wars) in SciFi.” The reviewer asks, “will there be pushback these days in our current politically correct environment?” In MILK RUN, the “bickering” shows up as an occasional one-line…
Take the “4939 Challenge!”
Take the 4939 Holiday Prose Challenge and see if your readers will hold on to your book in the rest room.
MILK RUN- Here’s Why I’m Writing It
MILK RUN is loosely based on my corporate career experience participating in one of those executive management development programs. You know what I’m talking about, where they take young college graduates, send them through some basic leadership training then toss them into the fire of escalating management/supervisory responsibilities. Wow, what a toasty ride!