David Michael Williams2019-10-02T18:20:09-05:00September 22, 2015|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: Changelings, current project, early writing, fiction, getting published, my novels, Pajamazon Amazon, self-publishing, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writing schedule|
My favorite questions tend to start with “what if.” Lately, however, this writer has been asking himself, “What now?”
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T17:50:05-05:00March 20, 2015|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: blog, current project, early writing, my novels, Pajamazon Amazon, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, writing|
Yesterday morning, WordPress congratulated me on my blog’s third anniversary. There was even a fancy little trophy icon by the announcement.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T17:49:03-05:00December 30, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: characters, early writing, good writing, names, readers, short stories, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, writing, writing tips|
The more I think about it, the more a term like “character-oriented” seems superfluous. Characters are but one element of a story. Like setting and plot, they are essential ingredients of a story. But are they any more important than the rest?
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T17:42:34-05:00September 18, 2014|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: early writing, short stories, short story, writing, writing styles|
Back when I worked in a newsroom, a colleague of mine was wont to say, “Everyone loves old photos.” I believe the Throwback Thursday (#TBT) trend serves as further proof of mankind’s fondness for looking back.
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 Williams2019-10-02T15:16:18-05:00September 18, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: early writing, fiction, getting published, rejection, short stories|
Nothing is certain except death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin. But if you’re a writer, you can add rejection to that list.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:05:19-05:00August 22, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: book titles, early writing, my novels, names, short stories, short story, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writing tips|
Titles represent anywhere from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of words. They have to be worthy of all that hard work you put into your short story, novella or novel. And they must be marketable.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T13:37:17-05:00July 24, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: character creation, early writing, fantasy, names, The Renegade Chronicles|
Any dabbler in sword-and-sorcery fantasy has faced the challenge of naming a monarch or two. Far be it for me to disparage other namers of kings.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:59:39-05:00March 4, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: current project, early writing, fiction, my novels, Pajamazon Amazon, writers, writing, writing collaboration, writing styles, writing tips|
Whenever I imagine my future novels sitting on a bookshelf, I see my full name on the spine. Mine and mine alone.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:43:59-05:00December 5, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: characters, current project, early writing, fantasy, fiction, LEGO, my novels, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle|
Some of the characters I’ve enjoyed writing about the most are an inch and a half tall.