A lot of authors constantly talk about writer’s block and being unable to come up with storylines or characters.
When writing, it can be hard to come up with something new. One of the things to do is use tv shows, movies etc as a base and then put yourself in the position of…a character or contestant, on the show, the astronaut, cop or paramedic in the movie, the role opposite your favourite actor… whatever the character is or does, pretend to be it and see what you come up with.
In other words…roleplay.
topic, so I’m going to weigh in myself.
across different areas, mainly non-fiction columns, blog posts, web stories,
magazine articles etc. They are writing, so they can use the label writer.
non-fiction. Yes, they are a writer, but since the primary object is books, to
me, the title of author seems more fitting.
Hence the title, columnist.
something to everyone and I also think it depends on what you write. If you do
a bit of everything, go ahead and call yourself a writer. But I don’t necessarily
think an author needs to call themselves a writer even though they write.
under T.K. Wrathbone, as well as the paperback edition. I also released #teenblogger to paperback under Tiara
King and released the three Porn Stars books across September and October,
after writing them in April and May, with the fourth of that series to be
released in March of this year, more on that I future weeks.
in that series. The book I wrote in November
emotionally exhausted me and made me bawl my eyes out daily because it has a
heavy storyline and I was watching documentaries and movies to get the vibe of
the time and era. And then, because the universe gave me the idea while writing
book #2, I started writing book #4 (formerly #3). And it’s been a huge bastard.
Let’s hope the rest will be novellas or short stories because I really cannot
write another long book because writing is so damn tiring!
been waylaid for another year or two but…
edition (title to come but it’s awesome I promise) from March 1st in
pre-release across e-book and paperback. It’s a look into another side of me
and I typed everything up in the September school holidays of 2016 and #1 is currently with my book designer being finalised.
to Ellen DeGeneres so need to craft a letter to her. If anyone can help me out
with an address of where to send presents and stuff to her that will actually
get to her, much appreciated.
last year but a whole bunch of other stuff came up instead, so it’s on the
plan, but we’ll see. So once again selling will be on hold during the year as I
cannot deal with all of it. I’m currently looking for wordpress.org templates that would suit the type of website look I want.
paperback in March called Two Bone
Anthology 2 which is last year’s stories in paperback.
assessed and out along with an anthology. Thank God I have already done the
paperback plus an omnibus edition of all four and release them in September.
done, the interior done and release it in September. But who knows, it may not
come out until March 2018 considering everything else I’m doing.
stories if I have time.
one purely for books so I’m currently looking for wordpress.org templates that are awesome for books and authors that provide a decent layout and author plug-ins.
up but I’d have to do that done in Word or on PicMonkey. The Stephanopoulos
family tree is huge and keeps growing with every book, along with the business
tree so I’ll need a lot of space to fit everyone in. I also have character
lists and a family/book timeline typed up. And I’m not even done with it yet.
writing chart, clearly that has changed across the board with all three names
because Porn Stars keep coming in my head. It’s obviously for a reason; I’ve
had more ideas for these books than any other. So I figured I may as well grab
it with both hands and run with it because the universe is giving it to me for
something she said resonated with me so I tracked it back down and made a quote
of it. It’s quite relevant to anyone writing, or doing anything else creative.
week/month. Once Retribution is up for pre-sale, I will start typing up book #2
and slowly get that done across five months until August. It will be up for
pre-sale September 1st for a September 19th release date
so Aug is the final month to work on it (IF
I’m able to get it done on time otherwise it will have a March 2018 release).
Wrathbone stories which will take a day or two each, plus have my Tiara King
books done, as well as finishing up the other Porn Star short stories and
books. Once book #2 is released regardless of it being in September or March I can start typing up
book #3 and deal with that until February/September 2018.
most nights, so that’s about 14 hours work, 6 hours sleep and four hours
feeding, watering and showering both of us. Thursdays no work gets done because
it’s bill paying/shopping/library day, but hopefully I can get my Fridays back
because the blood nurse has now finish up with mum as of two weeks ago.
2020, and probably beyond. Hopefully the universe will wait for me to finish
with Porn Stars to let me have time to write the two jewellery series, plus the
adult crime drama and teen book series, plus more short stories under Tiara
King and T.K. Wrathbone so yeah, well beyond 2020. At this rate I’ll be writing
until I’m 50. And that’s only 7 years away.
I’m talented, and thank you very much, but let’s take a moment to study what it
actually is all about.
the ability to open your mouth and sing without ever having a lesson. It’s the
ability to pick up an instrument and play it without ever seeing one before. It’s
the ability to pick up a paint brush or pencil and paint or draw something that
could only come from pure talent.
dedication to our craft.
spend years perfecting their playing, how many singers spend years with vocal
coaches, how many painters spend years honing their craft?
our profession, or hobby as the case may be for some. It’s only been the last
few years that talentless hacks called reality show contestants are getting the
jobs that many of us strive for years to get, learning our craft, polishing our
act, all to be told that some little pissant is getting the gig because, well,
they have more social media followers and will bring in the cash.
short one. You don’t get to write the way big authors do unless you’ve had
years of practise and education on the ins and outs of writing and all that
comes with it.
known, unless you have proven yourself on stage and screen, writing, producing,
hosting, singing, dancing, doing everything because that’s what you spend years
learning and honing and educating yourself on.
what we do. It has nothing to do with natural talent, as others may see it; it
has to do with us being dedicated to what we love.
some other instrument? That’s purely practise from their mother’s sitting them
down and making them rehearse. Asian cultures are more into that than we are.
You don’t get to play the piano like that at three unless you’ve already been
practising for two years.
If it’s just paint on a canvas then there’s no prodigy or reincarnation from
some famous artist. Simply a kid who put paint to paper and the parents thought
they could make a buck by calling it “abstract”. I’d love to see a five year old
paint the Mona Lisa or Sistine Chapel.
are just well practiced, rehearsed and educated on our craft after years of honing
have been able to write these if it wasn’t for years of practise in English
class at school, and my teacher critiquing me on them. After I wrote my first,
The Road To Vegas, where the original draft was shit, I signed up to writing
clubs and read a tonne of books. I googled what I could not find and asked
questions, all in the pursuit of knowledge which is far more than what some
people bother doing these days. I learned what it took to be a published
author. And while I may not be traditionally published, I am still published. And that knowledge led me to writing my own book about self-publishing (middle bottom).
simplification of what I already use, and will be using the new name on my new
series. I’m seeing if they sell more with an initialled name on the front and
then I might change the rest.
of practise behind me. Whether it be in jewellery making or writing.
dedication to the education of our craft?