GP: Believable vs Realistic Fight Scenes by Wilmar Luna

For my first guest poster of the year, I can think of no one better than my awesome friend Wilmar Luna, author of The Silver Ninja.  I am lucky enough to be a beta reader to his novel and I’m loving it.  In this article, Wilmar discusses believable vs realistic fight scenes.  Enjoy!       

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by Wilmar Luna

Hello everyone!  I’d like to thank Ari for once again inviting me to guest post on her blog. The last time I stopped by I spoke of failure and finding the motivation to recover from a disastrous beta read.

Now that my book is scheduled to be released this year (the one which had a disastrous beta read) I finally decided on a topic I think would be useful for aspiring authors.

It’ll also be great promotion for my book which I have been reluctant to do because I didn’t see the point in a promoting a book 3 years away from being published.

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Hello 2018 – The “No Excuses” Year

As my last post of 2017 was a wrap up of the year, let’s make my first post of 2018 goals for what I want to achieve this year. 

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Despite having had this blog since 2013, I didn’t really start blogging until 2016 and only in 2017 did I find my feet with it and blog more regularly.

I am aiming to keep up the Monday and Friday blog posting schedule along with the Wednesday Guest posting.  So if you’re a writer, I may very well be chasing you for a guest post!

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GP: I Wanna Give Good Query by Cass Alexander

Oh yes, she’s back!  My (becoming a regular) guest poster Cass Alexander, author of the Persimmon Series is back to show us just how she did her last query letter. 😀

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by Cass Alexander

I hesitate to write this post as it will truly demonstrate to readers that I do things I probably shouldn’t. My mouth runs faster than my brain. It always has. Now, my fingers type and click Send on emails faster than my brain can process the whole of what I’ve sent.

I recently wrote a query letter and I’d like to share my experience with the Universe.

My brother and I are currently writing a non-fiction humor book. We had always planned to self-publish. However, after zero research and one or two impulsive texts, we thought it would be a great idea to query a publisher. Bro is super busy, so he gave me the go ahead to do it myself. He really shouldn’t have. Wanna see it? Below is the first half. Try not to cringe as you read.

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GP: Interview with Tony Brady

This week’s guest post is an interview with the wonderful Tony Brady, auther of the Thousand Scars series.  Enjoy!

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Interview with Tony Brady

01 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I’m not going to say that I’ve always wanted to be a writer in particular, but I have always loved to write and it doesn’t surprise me that my writing has been getting all the attention lately. I have always wanted to make the world a better place. That is my goal, that is my purpose. That is what I shall be.

02 – What inspires your writing?

A lot of things effect my writing and there are sometimes the occasional happenings that inspire it as well. The greater accomplishments of man, both wretched and divine, push me to write when I see or hear of them. Those potent influences effect all of my art. I paint, draw, write poems and tattoo as well as write novels and short stories.

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GP: The Joys of Writing Styles by Nthato Morakabi

This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Nthato Morakabi who discusses the concept of writing styles.  Enjoy! 

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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.

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