Posts Tagged ‘Nexus’

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Up close and personal

Writing – and especially being read is sometimes more intimate than sex.
There. I’ve said it. You can frown at it, wonder about it, even think: “What the hell are you writing, Zane?” or for maybe even: “How bad is your sex-life?!”, but for most writers this is true. I think. I haven’t actually asked most of them, but I’ve heard different writers say this over the last few years, and to me it has always been true, ever since I started writing fiction at 9 years old.   [More...]

Dealing with a stubborn scene

Sometimes there are scenes that keep resisting. What I learned from the Writing Excuses Podcasts was that this probably meant that the scene just wasn’t right.
So, the last few days I went back to the drawing table (alright, outlining table) and had a good talk with the characters and the plot in general.

It wasn’t easy. They obviously didn’t want to go in the direction I wanted them eventually to go. Which doesn’t surprise me at all. I *like* those characters, they’ve grown on me, even though they weren’t originally planned to be there. And while I don’t like what I’m about to do to them, messed up as I am, in a way I still secretly *do*. <insert very evil laugh here>.   [More...]

Nexus book 4 – Ever After – on Leanpub

I have published the first two chapters of the latest Nexus book, Ever After, to Leanpub.

This evening I will upload the last chapters of the third book, after which that one will be finished (for the first draft; let’s not kid ourselves, there’s a lot of work still to be done!)
Don’t hesitate to pick up a copy, it’s free after all:

https://leanpub.com/Nexus-4-EverAfter

From Scrivener to Leanpub in One Step

Writing – and publishing, early – with LeanPub   [More...]

Tweets 2013-07-01

Wow! Did two or three hours over just 1118 words for #Nexus. Scene is not difficult, just… unexpected. Don't know what's gonna happen.   [More...]

Judging a book by its cover

One of the more difficult things of writing a novel is creating its cover.
Telling a story is easy. Granted, telling a story that captivates the audience and keeps them reading and enjoying what they read is a lot more difficult. Still, plotbunnies are always incessantly multiplying in my head. I can’t help it. I look at something and pop, there goes another bunny. It’s harder not to be creating stories all the time.

Writing them down is a little harder. It’s more like closing your eyes, putting your hands on the keyboard, opening your eyes again because you’ve forgotten to start the writing-software (I’m using Scrivener almost exclusively now, even though I’d rather use Writemonkey’s distraction-free modus), then close them again. And let your fingers go. Just type. Anything. That’s actually what the NaNoWriMo is all about, but you can do it in any month you like.  I just write. Often I don’t know what I’m writing until I see it on the screen. Usually (if my eyes are open) that means that I frown a the text and wonder what twisted mind has come up with that one.   [More...]

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