Guest post by Nerine Dorman
There is no one true way. How you choose to publish depends on your own personality and goals. Here's some info to help you decide.
My trilogy is currently sitting at 316,078 words, which amounts to 732 Microsoft Word pages. It’s all in a single doc. A few people I've chatted to seem to think that you need some fancy writing software to write something length, but that's simply not the case. Here's what I do, and hopefully it can help you too.
I mean "beat" in the present tense, of course. Because beating procrastination is an ongoing battle. For someone prone to procrastination, there's no such thing as winning. You're pretty much working against your own brain constantly in order to get important things done.
I took a look at 40 of the top hashtags recommended for authors. Which are actually worth using?
You have a brilliant new idea, you’re just itching to write. It’s so easy for the first few pages… and then it becomes gradually more difficult. So you give up. Sound familiar? Every author has been there. So how do you defeat the twin foes, Sir Procrastination and the fabled beast Self Doubt?
This piece originally appeared in the digital publication Authors Magazine. When I was a young girl, I had this impression that an author was a lonely figure sitting behind a mahogany desk, tapping away at a typewriter while a dark and stormy night brewed outside the window (thanks Snoopy). Imagine my surprise when I realised that that archetype is as dead as the typewriter. It’s true that writing is still a solitary profession, but the advent of the internet has ensured that it need no longer be a lonesome one. Online writing communities have been around since the days of dial-up modems, and as the internet has become more social,…
A year ago I shared a portrait of my main character, Tarra. Now, in honour of our anniversary, I thought I'd share some of the doodles and drawings I've done of her and her universe over the course of a year.
I don't finish projects, or computer games, or even TV series. So how on Earth have I managed to stick with this novel for this long? Well, I've given it some thought and I've put those thoughts into writing here in hopes that they can help others like me.
The author isn't the only creator of a story, and that realisation can be liberating.