Monday, November 21, 2016

Writing Craft: Part 3 - Writing Books & Resources: Part 1

Writing Craft: Part 3

Writing Books & Resources: Part 1

Friends, first a brief update. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather the past week or so and so I didn’t get as much writing done for NaNoWriMo. However, I’m feeling a bit better and intend to get back to writing. I don’t know if I’ll get to the 50,000 word count goal, but that’s OK. I’ve got a good start to this book and intend to just keep on writing.

Whilst I’ve been under the weather, I’ve had time to read and study writing craft. I’ve come across some wonderful YouTube videos and I highly recommend them for both aspiring and seasoned authors. The first bit of videos I’ve been watching are from author Stefanie London. Until I’d happened upon her video, I’d not yet heard of her. So not only have I found some great resources and information, I’ve also been introduced to a new author (to me, at least) and will now be looking into purchasing some of her wonderful books. Thus far, I’ve gained some wonderful information on writing craft and the publishing world. I’m still contemplating whether to self-publish or go the traditional route. I must say, just from gut feeling, right now I’m actually leaning toward both. I’d like to try my hand at some publishing companies but I’d also like to self-publish as well. However, more on that at a later date, I’ll be sure to keep you posted! Back to Stefanie, I highly recommend her videos, she provides some wonderful advice, but also shares some of her top reads and some fun videos such as makeup tips; she was a professional makeup artist. Please check out the links below to learn more about Stefanie.

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I also have been reading some wonderful writing craft books and well I must admit, some I’ve read just aren’t working for me. Doesn’t mean they are poor or won’t work for you. They just weren’t what is best for me and my career. Or perhaps, right now just isn’t the time for them at this phase in my career too. I’ve held onto them and will revisit them at another date. In the coming days, I will be sharing with you more about those I have found helpful thus far. Right now, the book I’m finishing up reading is entitled Nail Your Story: Add Tension, Build Emotion, and Keep Your Readers Addicted (Growth Hacking For Storytellers #2) by Monica Leonelle. I will be having a complete review and my personal thoughts on it coming later this week. However, thus far it is awesome and a great resource for both aspiring and seasoned authors!

So, although I haven’t been able to write much later, I have been continuing to delve into writing craft and what a wonderful venture it is, I absolutely love writing and am enjoying all of the information out there on writing. I must admit, at first it can be a bit daunting as there is just SO much info out there and sometimes it’s hard to weed out what’s helpful and what’s not (each person is different, as are their careers, genres, etc.) So I hope my sharing what’s been going on with my journey will be able to help others.

Thanks so much for all of your support and for now, I’m back to watching some more videos. I’ll be back with some more updates later this week!



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