Today, we explore what happens when the author of Hadrian’s Flight gets lost along with the character right at the point where the core cast of characters should be coming together. Productivity slows, regrouping ensues, and worldbuilding commences in earnest.
A new recording block is upon us, and it comes on the heels of a protracted battle with writer’s block. I had to write an emergency novel-in-a-month, and boy was it a pain getting started! I tell you all about it within, and lift the curtain on some new content coming to the Nanocast as a result. It’s good to be back!
“What are the pros and cons of posting WIP snippets? And, would this count as previously published for sales purposes?”
Today I ask:
“Can you tell us how dictation works, and how to learn to do it?”
Kevin J. Anderson answers!
“My motivation evaporates after I get into the story. How can I get past this?”
“How do I get prose that sparkles without killing my love for the project?”
One third of the way in, the first big hump. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Here’s why…and how to beat it.
As the structure of your story emerges, the fear of cliché will rise up. Beware its power to smash your story!
Today we talk about how to use outlines without stifling your creative freedom.