Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Yes, true believers, I’m working right now (well, not right now, but this weekend) on Beginning, the third and final volume in my zombie series The Dying of the Light. And for those of you who just want the facts, ma’am, here they are: So far in the last 24 hours, I’ve written 10,029 words, and completed through Chapter […]

*cough* Sorry, channeled Tony the Tiger there for a second. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Hemingway App is a wonderful little tool for analyzing your writing. The web version and the desktop version both have the same core functionality: telling you where your writing could use a little work. The main […]

Hugh Howey: “Media Bias Against Self-Publishing”

Posted: 9th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Publishing
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Hugh hits it out of the park again with his coverage of the ALCS report on author earnings: The ALCS just released a survey on authors’ earnings, and the news is bleak. The ALCS surveyed 2,454 participants, some of whom considered themselves professional writers. The number of these professional writers who make a full-time wage from […]

Max Barry: Fifteen Ways to Write a Novel

Posted: 28th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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Writing a novel is, as Barry says, hard. Also, “If there were a single method of writing great books, we’d all be doing it.” Amen, hallelujah. Barry’s managed to compile a great list of ways that have worked for some. Personally, I find a word target (#1) helps, and having a no-holds-barred critique group demanding […]

News on My Amtrak Residency Application

Posted: 19th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else
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As some or many of you may remember, I applied earlier this year to be a part of Amtrak’s “Writer Residency” program. Finalists (of which there are apparently only 24) are provided with fully-paid accomadations on a selected route on one of their lines, and are expected to write/tweet/blog about their journey. Obviously, this is […]

Editing: Do It, and Do It Right

Posted: 16th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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If you are, or intend to be, a ‘serious writer,’ then you must learn to edit – or, at the very least, hire someone to do it for you. What do I mean by ‘serious writer’? Just what it says on the tin: you are a writer who takes your job – writing – seriously. I’ve met […]

Yes, you’ve heard right, calm down: I will be in attendance at Comicpalooza 2014. Just want my schedule? It’s after the jump. Joining yours truly is a decidedly star-studded bunch of celebrities, authors, artists, and other amazeballs folks: practically the whole cast of “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”: Clark Gregg Elizabeth Henstridge Brett Dalton Ming-Na Wen (also from Stargate: […]

10 Things Every Writer Needs

Posted: 27th March 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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Everybody needs a toolbox, and while the sort of writer you are will determine exactly what you need in yours, this list can hopefully give you some ideas that can help you be a successful author. It’s a good list, filled with useful stuff to have. Read the full post for the list.

“How to Write for a Living” by James Altucher

Posted: 18th February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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Altucher’s book Choose Yourself! is on my list of books to read. It’s about 7th in the pile at the moment. I’ve never read his blog before today, or any of his other work, but now I will. Why? Because he wrote this: How to Write for a Living If you’re at all interested in writing, go […]

Hemingway – the App, not the Author

Posted: 14th February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing
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I have the image to your left here blown up and framed on my wall, because I think it’s great. Whether or not it’s actually true for my writing, I cannot say. Well, I can say, but I won’t. Names changed to protect the foolish, and all that. I’ve never read any of his books — I […]