ISSUE #29

Newvember

Welcome to the weekend.

 

Here are some new things on Rahaman Writing:

                                                       

It was an immense joy to hold and judge a writing competition. Due to the success of this year's contest, I will try to do an even bigger and better one next year!

 

Until then, however, please be sure to check out the winner and the top entries if you need to scratch an itch for good horror.

 

In addition to the plans mentioned above, I intend to redouble my efforts in completing my second book. I mean to finish editing and formatting this short story collection by the end of the month and will hopefully begin the marketing and advertising phase in early December. Looks like this is going to be either a Christmas or New Years release.

 

Though, between the collection editing, freelance writing/art, working on The Baron's Journal and Sky, Sea, and Stone, I'm finding it a bit difficult to balance everything. Moving forward I think I'm going to start making these newsletters a bit short in order to make better use of my time.

I will NOT be skimping on quality, however.

Just quantity.

The Baron of Beholders' Writing Tip #18:

 

Don't try to write 10 books at once. Start with 1, or maybe 2.

 

The desire to begin new projects and the excitement that comes with it can be alluring, but so is the call of a siren. I'm sure many of us know where this is leading, but for those who don't I shall say it plainly:

 

Temptation can lead to death.

 

Maybe (hopefully) not your literal death, but nothing kills a project like distractions.

 

If you get bored, try writing something more exciting into your current story. Mundane parts of your character's life should NOT be mundane for the reader, but rather informative and should give them insight into why and how the information they are taking in is relevant.

 

Try making your story more interesting with quirkier dialogue, flashier object descriptions, or maybe change the setting to be more unique.

 

Not only will this engage the reader more, but will make writing more fun and easier to focus on.

As the flying city crashes into the waves, the crimson eel attempts to disappear into the depths as well, with the city's stolen Soul within its backend maw. Though, a descending typhoon from the west heralds opposition...

 

Might of the Sky

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