David Michael Williams2021-02-09T17:15:37-06:00February 8, 2021|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: bad writing, book cover, current project, early writing, fantasy, genre fiction, good writing, sci-fi, science fiction, short stories, short story, Sir Larpsalot, speculative fiction, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions|
I plan to demonstrate the breath of my writing styles and embrace the many different spec-fic subgenres I enjoy—which only makes winnowing down the contenders for my short story collection that much more difficult.
David Michael Williams2019-10-03T13:41:41-05:00June 5, 2018|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: bad writing, characters, creative process, early writing, Pajamazon Amazon, tough decisions|
Writers never kill their darlings. We just lock them away…in a dungeon…indefinitely…
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:26:37-05:00October 31, 2013|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: bad writing, early writing, poetry, word choice, writing, writing styles, writing tips|
Despite having written between one and two million words to date, only a handful of them were spent in pursuit of poetry. And whenever I did venture from the comfort zone of fiction, it was typically because a teacher assigned it.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T14:57:38-05:00August 8, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: art, bad writing, creative process, fiction, good writing, writers, writing, writing tips|
On a very basic level, the creation of a story can be divided into two parts: concept and composition. Without a command of both sides, a writer is bound to fall short of greatness.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T19:19:09-05:00May 9, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: bad writing, character creation, characters, dialogue, fiction, good writing, journalism, readers, writing, writing dialogue, writing tips|
One of my earliest college writing assignments involved a little espionage.
David Michael Williams2019-10-08T18:50:23-05:00November 22, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: bad writing, e-books, getting published, good writing, readers, self-marketing, self-publishing, writers|
The traditional publishing model, if not dying, is being forced to evolve. And while The Way Things Are shift closer to The Way Things Were, many people are celebrating the fact that electronic formats make self-publishing an option for anyone with a tale to tell.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:07:21-05:00July 12, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: bad writing, early writing, fiction, genre fiction, good writing, readers, short stories, short story, The Renegade Chronicles, writing|
Reading books with dragons on the cover says something about a guy.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T17:46:22-05:00April 24, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: bad writing, current project, early writing, editing, fiction, good writing, mind games, poker, readers, tough decisions, writing, writing tips|
I’m not a master poker player by any means, but while reading through the first draft of my latest novel, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Friday night card games from my high school days.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T14:51:06-05:00March 28, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: bad writing, writing styles, writing tips|
An old man once stopped at a rummage sale I was holding and asked, “Who’s the writer?”