Posts Tagged bad writing

Hey, look! More links!

A bunch more links to various things, and some comments thereon. Let’s start with the editor of two (count ’em, 2!) anthologies I appear in, and a third coming out some time this year. Kevin G. Bufton has been doing a blog tour to promote his new book Cake (which I will buy when i have some […]

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Book Review – ‘How Not To Write A Novel’

How Not To Write A Novel by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark (2008) is that rarity among writing books – a “how to” ( or in this case, how not to) that is genuinely entertaining, genuinely informative, and just plain genuine. I found the book in one of those odd ways that seems to only happen […]

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“Idol” And The Writer

I am about to compare the average Idol (American Idol, Australian Idol, Pop Idol, whatever idol) wannabe to those who wish to ply their trade as a writer. Now, before the abuse starts, let me make one thing perfectly clear – I actually dislike these talent shows. They look for the most generic looking and […]

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Novel #27

After Cult Of The Snake, I stayed with the young adult theme and wrote a 33000 word novella called Underground (It Started With A Kiss). Designed specifically for the YA market, it has been rejected twice so far (I could call this a ‘novel’, because YA novels tend to start at 30000 words, and I […]

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Novel #13

Two years passed. In this time I went back to university and managed to get a second degree, but it was a compacted degree, meaning we did three years of work in eighteen months. That means most of my writing was assignments and the like. But it also meant I had a lot of ideas […]

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Novel #8

We hit another (and not the last) glitch in the road after Invisible Friend. Brooke was written at the end of 1996, after almost a year of churning out cliché ridden fantasy short stories. Clocking in at 50000 words, it has a flawed premise, and poor writing. I think the only bits I like are the first meeting […]

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Novel #4

All right, now we are past the crap of initial works. So a few ground rules will apply from here on in. First, from now on novels are works of more than 40,000 words. While this is a little low in the general scheme of things, it is what I was told back in the […]

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