Since 2018 is drawing to a close, I felt this was the perfect time to let all of you who are unaware, that there is an awesome Writing Challenge that runs January 1st to March 31st every year.
On a personal note, those who follow my social media will know that I had to make the heart-breaking decision on Wednesday to let my little cat cross the Rainbow Bridge. Due to this devastating loss, please be patient with me answering comments and questions.
As we knew this was coming, this week and next week’s blog posts have already been written so there will be no delay in uploads.
I’m back with another World Builder article. So far I’ve already covered several topics including landscapes, races, habitats, transport and more. So today’s topic is about creating an economy in your world and what aspects you might want to consider.
It’s Thursday so once again I’m doing a Blogger Series post. Today’s topic is all about the use of Tags and Categories on your blog posts.
It’s Monday so that means it’s time for another Monday Marketing post. Today I want to discuss the how not to talk to people. In a marketing sense, there are definitely some right and wrong ways to deal with people.
A quick thanks to all those who sent supportive messages, following my last blog post. I am feeling better and I’m sorry I had to miss Friday’s post.
Well as we slink towards the end of 2017, I thought I would do a wrap up as way of a last blog post for the year.
[ Life ]
The year started badly when my sister went into a coma. Followed shortly after by another family member going missing. Thankfully my sister recovered and the family member was found.
Then there was the closing of my office, meaning I was out of a job. Definitely put a crimp in my plans since suddenly money became tight.
That was followed with a “Bold Move” plan were we decided to leave England and move to Northern Ireland.
We are still coming to terms with the change, but we have plans to get us where we want to be and we are trying to stick to them.
Sadly the year ended badly when we had to say goodbye to our beloved cat Marvel. She was over 16 years old, had hyperthyroidism and had recently developed a heart problem.
She took a bad turn last Saturday and was rushed to the vets, were we had to make the heart-breaking decision to let her go. Both myself and my partner were with her at the end, which we are truly grateful for but her passing has left us hollow.
This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Nthato Morakabi who discusses the concept of writing styles. Enjoy!
The Joys of Writing Styles
by Nthato Morakabi
Stephen King, Clive Barker, James Herbert and China Mieville all have different writing styles. Pick up either of their books and that distinction is immediate.
Now imagine you could write a story as either of these authors and your readers couldn’t tell the difference.
That would be amazing, wouldn’t it? And what’s the distinction between all of them that sets them apart? If you read the title of this guest post then you will know the answer. That’s right, it’s writing style.
If I asked you who your book was aimed at, could you tell me?
These may not seem important to some writers, but I can tell you that knowing your audience is extremely important. Knowing who is your audience is needed for things like choosing a Beta Reader or asking for ARC (Advance Reader Copy) reviews.
It’s Tuesday, so that means Guest post time. This week’s poster is the lovely Isla Dennes, Author of Sex, Spoons & Salsa. Enjoy!
“When I am a rich man (writer)”
by Isla Dennes
Fiddler on the Roof has a lot to answer to! As a ten year old sitting in the school hall listening to my brother’s debut musical performance as Tevye, I had no illusions of grandeur, no grand plans for world domination. Life was simple.
Now a writer, note the omission of “rich”, my ambitions have matured along with my age. I have finally succeeded in securing my second publishing contract. Yes, I am thrilled, delighted, my fragile ego and struggling self-esteem have finally been publicly acknowledged, that yes I am a bona-fide author and not just a wannabe scribbler!
I’ve talked about The Power of Questions before but I feel I need to talk about it again!
This week’s guest poster is the awesome author Icky who, with his lovely muse Miss Persephone Plumtartt, discuss some writing wisdom! I hope you all enjoy this post as much as I did 🙂
Icky and Kitka (the cat)
To Speak with Temperance
“Eek! Dig it, Miss Plumtartt! We are guest hosts on Ari Meghlen’s highly touted writing blog, ‘Eternal Scribbler’!
“Quite so, Mr. Temperance. Miss Meghlen is very kind. Is there a purpose for our being here?”
“Oh, yes Ma’am! Miss Ari wants me to share some writing advice!”
“ . . .
I beg your pardon, sir, but did you say that you were consulted for writing wisdom? Tell me, why did you not explain your lack of understanding on the subject and make your apologies, eh hem?”