One very nice review for my book contained the following comment: “It’s tough to invent a science-fiction universe from scratch, and tougher still to make readers care about the characters in that world. Usually writers pick one, intentionally or not. But the emotional guts of “Agony of the Gods” succeeds in both.” [You can see
When you’re writing there’s always the choice between the easy description and the difficult one. Media is so pervasive today that almost any idea brings forth an image. If I start describing action on the bridge of a starship, many people will accept very limited description because the mind often jumps to the bridge of
So your manuscript has been through a number of drafts, been read by a few people in your writers club and fairly heavily critiqued. You’re sure it’s ready. What now? Well, you actually have a number of choices. Send to a copy to a publishing house that’s accepting unsolicited manuscripts. It’s important to check their
A friend of mine once posed the question: “Do you think writers start out intending to write a great book?” Now, obviously, he meant “great” as in critically acclaimed, and having the potential to still be read long after the author has gone to that great remainder pile in the sky. I thought about it
So you’ve thumbed through (or scrolled through) your manuscript and you still think it’s great – fine. But what draft is it? If it’s your first, second, or even third draft, try to get as much feedback as possible. This is where a site like Book Country is really important. BookCounty.com got started back in
[Note: I just want to disclose I’ve had my book published by Bookkus, it can also be found on Goodreads, and I’m a member of Book Country. I’m much less familiar with Wattpad (I do have a short story posted there) and Smashwords.] You’ve finished writing your novel – congratulations! But now what do you
Questions about the Universe of The Machine? The Characters or Story? Ask them here. SPOILER ALERT! I will answer questions with the assumption you’ve already read Agony of the Gods. So if you haven’t, and don’t want the ending spoiled for you – CLOSE THIS PAGE!