Today I'm delighted to welcome Daniel Dark to my blog. He's the author of Knife's Tell and Victorian Catsup (yes, catsup!), and he's here with a blogpost about... Fear. So... Are you afraid yet? Afraid to read his books? Afraid to read this blogpost? Well, good. Please read on...
Fearby Daniel Dark
There is something about the word fear that causes people to
react different. I want to talk about my complete and unreasonable fear when it
comes to writing. Some of you may have experienced some of these fears.
of getting the word on the page. What if I get that dreaded Writer’s Block? Then I realized
that if I could get a bunch of them I could build a fort to keep out those
other fears.What if I write it and nobody likes it or it
really does suck? A difficult problem to say the least, but one that I learned
this crazy trick. Now listen to this and it almost always works. Rewrite it
till it does not suck. Now remember just because I hate something that I have
Today I'm delighted to welcome author Dan Jolley to my blog, with new about Gray widow, walk, web and war. If you look at those covers, you'll the spider-sense in these cool scifi, fantasy, superhero novels. Plus there's a female protagonist. I'm hooked and eager to read. But I'm also curious, so I've asked Dan:
Do trilogies start with all three books planned out, or
do they grow as you write them?
The answer is... yes and yes.
The Gray Widow Trilogy is a good example. I technically got
started on it back when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth (1996), when I had
only ever had comic books published and didn’t really know anything about
writing novels. (If I’m being honest, I didn’t really know anything about
anything back then. Twenty-five seems so YOUNG to me now. Get off my lawn!)
Anyway, I originally intended the story to be a comic book,
but when I couldn’t find the right artist with whom to collaborate, I decided
to turn it into a screenplay. So I went out …