Hey. Just wanted to let you know, I've updated my story Abnormal Cataclysm. A lot. So, its looking a little better. I hope. Ive done the first six chapters before the Shockwave. Working on the next nine chapters. I'll let you know when Im finished updating it, so right now, I'm working on a few details. If you wanted to check it out, here's the link to my story.
Is anyone else always being called out on their editing because they forget to use enough punctuation marks? Or because the reviewer says that it's like you're writing a bunch of words that you think go together? I know that Tarnished is my first book that I have posted on here but I'm working on editing my book Tarnished with a retired school teacher who lives in my building, Who doesn't understand why I'm getting called out on some of this stuff. No, I didn't sleep through 5th-grade grammar ... See More nor do I just write a bunch of words down. But I do still have some trouble with my learning disability, Which has never really gone away plus I deal with chronic nerve pain, back pain, and PTSD. I'm not trying to make excuses I just want to make a point. I've also been taking some online writing and editing classes which I have teachers from both trying to help get me published. Sorry, I know that I've probably turned this into a vent but I'm about to give up altogether. My husband likes to tell me not to listen to the bad reviews since I've had teacher's who all love my book but it's making writing that much harder for me to do.
I recently wrote my first scene that actually included a fight scene which i have heavily re-written multiple times. I was wondering if people had any tips, i think what i ended up with isn't terrible but i'm worried about writing larger scenes.
I have a few book projects on the go at the moment and one of them is a factual one about writing books. Roughly how many books have you each bought about writing books? I know my GF has 14 and hasn't completed writing her first book yet. Is that typical? High? or Low?
I have a question. Do the reads on a story stay the same? For example if you get 5 reads one day and 2 reads the next do you have 7 reads?
This post isn't about 'writing & editing' per se, I was just curious whether any of my fellow authors had created book trailers for their stories, or were thinking about making them? It's another great reason for Inkitt to include the ability to link YouTube videos in our work. :P
For those who don't understand, a book trailer is like a regular movie trailer. Some, like me, use footage from other movies that suit ... See More the work. Others might only use art or footage they've commissioned and / or filmed themselves (which is commendable!). Others still might only use some basic art and a lot of text, or perhaps a narrator doing a voice-over.
I'd love to see your own if you have one, and if you don't, I'd love to hear your opinions on them, whether you think they're worthwhile. Also feel free to ask questions about how to produce one, if you're so inclined. I'm more than happy to share my knowledge.
I know there are other people who have music playing while they write. Does anyone else create a soundtrack for their books? The music in my soundtrack sets the tone. I have a song for each chapter. I even have songs for chapters that aren't done yet. In my writing style--I lay it out like a map--I know what mood I want so I pick the music accordingly and it inspires while I write.
I'm trying to find a title for a SciFi/Horror'/Romance Novel where an android discovers she's the backup of a recently deceased policewoman but I have no idea for the title. Where can I find inspiration?
Recently I've started editing my story back to third person. Because I knew how long my story was I placed it in a word document and was surprised by the length. I honestly didn't realize how long it was. I've printed it and handed it to my mother to edit because I'm aware of my...unhealthy...lack of grammar.
I have been writing a character in my story who is Deaf (uppercase is used for a reason) because of the lack of culturally Deaf people in fiction. I was wondering, has anyone ... See More else written people who were Deaf and/or blind? If so, what were some ideas you used to help write them?
This may sound a bi broad, but how do you guys write? Do you write in chronological order from beginning to end, or write the scenes you have planned out and then fill in the blanks later?
Discuss plots, styles, writer’s block, grammar, technical and creative writing.