Category: How To Write A Series

  • Snippet #2 from Longview 2: The Selling Of Suzee Delight

    I was planning on posting a snippet yesterday, but REAL LIFETM intruded, and while I got all my words, I never made it back to the blog. I got all my words again today, so at the the moment, Suzee Delight is sitting at 5888 words out of a planned 20,000. More than 25% done.…

  • The Selling of Suzee Delight: The start, and a snippet

    Along with other work today, I got the first 1480 words written on Tales From The Longview #2: The Selling of Suzee Delight. As with the first story in the series, I’ve started with the main character, who in this case is the First Courtesan of the Court of the Diamond Dome, a pleasure palace…

  • From “The Selling of Suzee Delight”

    Shower song… figured out the tune and a handful of the words while I was standing in the shower, and where it will fit in the story while I was doing my first five sets of squats. Adding it as a story note here so I don’t lose it. LYRICS The Blood runs north and…

  • Okay, The HTWAS Expansion has gone live…

    The first four weeks of the Expansions run IN PARALLEL to the HTWAS main class. This means that new students, as well as folks who already did the HTWAS bonus cours through How To Revise Your Novel but who just got the full version will start with the expansion on DAY ONE. It also means…

  • “Write A Series” Students: What you’ll need BEFORE we start the Expansion

    I’m still putting together How To Write A Series Module 1: Creating Series Setup through Completion of Story One, but I solved the “how to present it” issue, and my goal getting this module up and making it available is next week. So let’s talk about prepping for the class. In the first four lessons…

  • Edison and Me: How NOT to Do Something Difficult

    I have the information for the first module of How To Write A Series more or less finished.  The story is done and beautifully edited. NOT by me. I’m fighting myself over the damn cover art. So far so good. And today I spent six hours trying to figure out how to bring all of…

  • Editor’s Revision DONE on LONGVIEW #1

    Okay. Took a while because I’ve rewritten the same two chapters three times. But I got it. Had previously added two thousand words to the first revision, added three thousand more today. And FINALLY I love what I got. The story will go to my copyeditor tomorrow, I’ll figure out in the meantime what sort…

  • LONGVIEW revision is done! Starting type-in.

    The series matrix worked well, I got an ending I’m much happier with, and revised all 60 pages yesterday and today. So now I’ll do type-in, and hand the whole thing off to Matt for content editing when it’s done. And then I’ll build out the rest of HTWAS Expansion Module 1. Rather than beta…

  • The first draft of The LONGVIEW I: Enter The Death Circus is done. (INCLUDES SNIPPET)

    Caught a good writing wind this morning at 6 AM, and just now finished the first draft of Enter the Death Circus, which is the first of six (or possibly seven) stories in The LONGVIEW series. I did 2,783 words today to get it finished. And I’m pleased with what I got. I have to…

  • Started into The Longview, and the HTWAS Expansion

    I got 2058 words on the first story in Tales from the Longview, a planned 60,000-70,000 word series of 6 or 7 10,000-word stories set in my Settled Space universe, which is also the home of my Cadence Drake novels. This was my original concept for the series: After the development of the origami drive, Sleeper ships…