Don’t you love sub-genres? Holy hell, I do! I love stories that have the guts to mash up several genres and thereby create something fresh. It’s a fun way to take familiar elements and shove them into new settings or explore interesting themes from new angles. We have no shortage of unique sub-genre mash-ups these…Continue reading What is a Supernatural Thriller / Gaslamp Fantasy mashup novel?
A novel is only as good as it’s title. So research, brainstorm, and select your next novel title with confidence.
Let’s make it official. A Night in Ruin, a supernatural thriller by S.C. Barrus, will be released Q1 of 2020.
How much insight do readers have into the authors mind when it comes to editing a book? Not much I imagine. I wonder what readers picture when they consider what editing a novel feels like. From what I hear, it goes a little something like so: A common conception of editing The writer drafts in…Continue reading How does it feel to edit a book
The world is a messed up place right now. No two ways about it. I could list everything wrong with the world, but I think you already have a pretty good idea. So I’ve decided to pick an issue, and by the end of reading this, I hope you’ll join me and try to save…Continue reading We can save the world!
Most readers can put together a list of life changing books. I have my own. A list of novels that shaped me in some way. Some of they expanded my perspective of the world, others inspired they way I write my own works. So today I’m sharing a list of nine life changing novels. This…Continue reading Nine Novels that Changed My Life
Patrick H Willems is a YouTube creator who produces a wide variety of content, but is best known for his videos that discuss movies in interesting and insightful ways, praise films you should give a second chance, or critique the current state of Hollywood. Trust me, these are more than your typical video essays. Check…Continue reading Interview with Patrick H Willems
Thanks to the advice of two books, Show Your Work by Austin Kleon (my review here) and Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins (still reading but highly recommend), I’ve launched a Patreon page. First, let’s talk about what it is, then why I—or any other creative—might want to try it out. What is Patreon The creators of Patreon describe…Continue reading Why I joined Patreon & why you should too
Today I want to introduce you to book reviewer Lilyn G (@ScifiandScary). You may know her from her fantastic site Sci-Fi and Scary where she blogs about science fiction and horror novels and movies, along with several other reviewers. I interviewed Lilyn via email, and I think you’ll enjoy our discussion on writing over 2000 posts,…Continue reading Interview with Book Reviewer Lilyn G from Sci-Fi & Scary
You’ve come up with the perfect idea for a novel. Now it’s time to sit down and write. You open your word processor, type in your working title and name (can’t start without that), go to page one and…. freeze. What now? Do I just write? Where do I start? How do I know where…Continue reading My novel writing process: EXPOSED!