I read an example of a good sequel and a bad sequel. Might be able to learn something here if you want to write a good sequel. In the bad sequel, the sequel was nothing but filler. The beginning, good. The last two chapters, shocking. The middle twenty chapters were just a lot of filler … Continue reading Good Sequel, Bad Sequel: What can writers learn?
How does a writer come up with a story? This is a question non-writers ask me sometimes. How does it even happen? I think similar things about digital illustrators or cake chefs or sculptors. How do you even come up with the thing, right? How does it go from nothing to novel? As a writer, … Continue reading From Nothing to Novel: How a story is born
Poetry. Sometimes the days of fairy dust, / wishful wells and shooting stars, / love-filled ballrooms with chandeliers, / all but wither away and disappear.
Writing fiction can be an enjoyable delight, like a sunset blushing the sky. But it can also come with a prickly shadow, or have clouds rolling in, threatening a storm. Apart from all the technical worries like chapter length or character names, there's also these monsters that will climb out of the darkness, threatening you to give up:
I did a Answering Google's Most Searched Questions in 2018 about Fiction Writing. I wondered, after 3 years, has anything changed? This is the screenshot of my desktop after looking up "is fiction writing" in Google in 2021. is fiction writing haram? So, the first question actually has not changed. That's interesting. Whether fiction writing is … Continue reading Answering Google’s Most Searched Questions in 2021 about Fiction Writing