April Update #Iamdying

Greetings from crazy writer land, I am on the last 10-15k words of KINGDOM and I am super fried but trying to end strong. It has come together in a weird and wonderful way that I didn't plan for but somehow works better. This always seems to happen, my writing structural plan more or less …

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Bad writing day and advice- via Chuck Wendig

There are days when being a writer makes you feel like you are a Creator God, Designer of Worlds, Breaker and Maker of Destinies. But some characters, like man, are prone to do, they turn around and say, "Fuck you Creator God, I'm gonna do what I want!" and they destroy that perfectly structured PLAN …

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Origins of WYLT : The Blood Lake Chronicles

Wylt's launch is one week away! Thank you to all of the lovely ARC readers who have given me feedback in time for me to fix a few formatting mistakes so the finished copy is perfect. This blog is going to be as spoiler free as possible but I wanted to share with you how …

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Digital Abundance in Publishing isn’t killing Culture – It’s saving it

Note: This is an essay I wrote recently for my degree and even though it has a strong Australian Publishing focus I still thought I'd share. ‘Publishing finds itself in the midst of a “phase shift” from the scarcity model of print to a complex, new world of digital abundance,’ (Lichtenberg 2011) and it is this shift …

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‘…stories change our behaviors by actually changing our brain chemistry.’

In his 1897 book What is Art? the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy defined art as "an infection." Good art, Tolstoy wrote, infects the audience with the storyteller’s emotion and ideas. The better the art, the stronger the infection—the more stealthily it works around whatever immunities we possess and plants the virus. Tolstoy reached this …

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