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 Williams2019-10-02T15:09:54-05:00September 5, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: art, criticism, editing, fiction, mind games, readers, readership, writers, writing, writing tips|
I know I’m not the first to tackle this topic, but there seems to be a dearth in articles pertaining to some of the more intangible qualities that, in my experience, benefit someone who wants to succeed—or simply survive—the sometimes schizophrenic lifestyle of an artist.
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 Williams2019-09-30T21:59:05-05:00June 20, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: dialogue, editing, fiction, good writing, word choice, word count, writing, writing tips|
When a fledgling writer first takes a stab at the craft, he or she is apt to make a few fundamental mistakes. One such error is assuming that the more words one uses, the better.
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 Williams2019-09-30T18:59:39-05:00March 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 Williams2019-09-30T18:53:09-05:00January 29, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: current project, fiction, getting published, sci-fi, science fiction, short stories, short story, writing, writing tips|
It’s a piece of advice I’ve heard on many occasions: short stories first, then novels.
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.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:25:29-05:00November 7, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: blog, creative nonfiction, fiction, good writing, journalism, readers, self-publishing, short story, writing|
Someone once said, “A writer is not a writer without an audience.” I don’t necessarily agree, but I will say this: a serious writer will not be satisfied until he or she finds one.
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.