Got a bunch of stuff done and moving forward. Always a fun day when that happens.
Did errands, then made it to WMG Publishing in time to head out walking with a couple of other writers. Great discussions. Thanks, guys.
Home to nap, then dinner and dishes and laundry. I also read about twenty stories for the upcoming workshop. And I also managed to do about 2,000 words on the novel. Just puttering along on that one, since I have been distracted this week on all the new store stuff. Tomorrow is another busy construction day as well.
March Online Workshops Starting Up
All of the March Online Workshops have openings. Click the workshop tab above for description and sign-up or go to www.wmgpublishingworkshops.com.
Each regular workshop is six weeks long and takes about 3-4 hours per week to do at your own pace and your own time.
Topic of the Night: Kris’s Blog and A New Online Workshop Announced
On this week’s Business Musings blog, Kris did a great post about what she called “Serious Writer Voice” which is what I call dull and same. Read her post and the comments if you haven’t. Might start to wake you up on some stuff.
Well, after reading the comments on Kris’s blog and the people asking how to fix the problem Kris talks about (and it is very real, folks, very real), I went to her and we decided to bring out a workshop we had been thinking about doing for some time.
Author Voice Workshop. Details in the post above this.
Now, an author’s own voice is difficult to see for all of us, impossible unless you know exactly how to look for it. And I have always said that, even though I ghosted novels for other writers.
So how did I ghost novels for other writers so that their fans didn’t know someone else wrote it. How did I hide my own author voice and copy another author’s voice? Well, there are ways.
And by learning some of these ways, you can learn how to let your own author voice free and kill the problem that Kris was talking about in her blog. And by killing that problem, you will sell more to both editors and readers.
So Author Voice Online Workshop is now officially announced in the post above. This will be a stunner of a workshop for most people.
And it is for all levels. Even if you don’t yet have the skills in your craft to control your author voice, you need to understand and be aware it is there. So this workshop is for all levels, beginners to advanced craft people.
This is a workshop where every week of the six weeks you will be saying, “I didn’t know that was possible.” Awareness is a powerful tool in writing. And knowing techniques is powerful at any level.
So great job, those of you who commented on Kris’s blog today. You got us going on this important workshop once again. I hope it will help some of you move forward.
The Writing of Dead Hand: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery
(List shortened down because I have a hunch this is going to take some more days to finish. And I am fairly certain this book will not end up as long as the words I have put into it. Normal for writing a puzzle mystery into the dark.)
Day 17.. 1,100 words. Total words so far… 30,250 words.
Day 18.. 2,150 words. Total words so far… 32,400 words.
Day 19.. 1,700 words. Total words so far… 34,100 words.
Day 20.. 1,100 words. Total words so far… 35,200 words.
Day 21.. 1,050 words. Total words so far… 36,250 words.
Day 22.. 2,050 words. Total words so far… 38,300 words.
Day 23.. 1,850 words. Total words so far… 40,150 words.
Day 24.. 3,950 words. Total words so far… 44,100 words.
Day 25.. 2,000 words. Total words so far… 46,100 words.
Totals For Year 3, Month 7, Day 4
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 867
— Daily Fiction: 2,000 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 2,000 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 1,300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 3,900 words
— E-mail: 11 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words. E-mails month-to date: 84 e-mails. Approx. 3,300 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers
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