If you missed the post back in June, Nerdy Things Publishing is accepting short stories and poetry for a charity benefitting a great not-for-profit organization. Shatter Your Image, the first anthology from Nerdy Things Publishing, will focus on the positivity that comes from embracing your true self. If you want to add your voice, this willContinue reading “One month left to get your stories & poems submitted!”
Motivation: it can be the factor in your writing that determines how readers perceive your characters. Think of your favorite heroes. Now your favorite villains. Odds are if you thought about their character arcs, you also can figure out their motivation. Solid characters need something to drive them, even if they’re secondary. Because if aContinue reading “Literary Music Lessons: Motivation and Norah Jones”
That’s my shelf space. And you can be damned sure I’m coming for it.
I love entertainment. Two of my favorite things in the world are Godzilla and the Alamo Drafthouse. They’re like two people you know would be amazing together if you could just get them both in the same room. You see, many people are asking “Why isn’t Godzilla: Resurgence being released in the US?” I don’t haveContinue reading “Tell the Alamo Drafthouse to #DraftGodzilla and get “Resurgence” in US Theaters”
Many songs emulate an emotional feeling. There may be a story. However, not all songs incorporate actual dialogue, i.e. words exchanged by characters. Comedic rock duo Tenacious D created one of the most quotable songs of all time. And they did it while including hilarious dialogue. Is it the greatest song of all time? No, butContinue reading “Literary Music Lessons: Dialogue and Tenacious D”
Search, it’s the tactical way to get people to see your website, your blog. If you missed the first entry about Keywords, you can catch up on the first entry on the necessities of search by clicking here. The second element that you have to understand about search is crawling. It’s getting into technical terminology.Continue reading “NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: CRAWLING”
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Last year was my first at Denver Comic Con as an attendee, this year I’ll be there as a panelist, moderator and to mark the official release of The Writer’s Conquest: Establish a Brand. ALL WEEKEND you’ll be able to find me in Author’s Alley. I won’t be far from the Umbrella Corps or Xfinity areas.Continue reading “Denver Comic Con Schedule”
The Writer’s Conquest blog started in 2008. That first year mustered a depressing 164 views. However, after years of posts and hard work there are over 2,000 followers of this blog as well as thousands of unique visits per year. It’s been validating to see that people need marketing advice as writers and creators. Now it’sContinue reading “BOOK RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT – The Writer’s Conquest: Establish A Brand”
Setting: It’s a central element to a narrative. Without it, readers get confused. They don’t understand the mood of the book. Worst case scenarios the reader can’t even tell where or when they are in the narrative. That’s why today’s musical literary lesson comes from one of Metallica’s iconic pieces. This lesson on setting isContinue reading “MUSICAL LITERARY LESSONS: SETTING AND METALLICA”