David Michael Williams2019-10-03T18:01:24-05:00July 22, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: creative process, fiction, good writing, research, writing styles, writing tips|
Since no two minds work precisely the same way, no two writers are going to approach planning, plot structure, character development, research, writing, and editing exactly the same way. A method that works for one author might result in utter failure for another.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:31:05-05:00November 21, 2013|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: book cover, children's book, current project, fiction, illustrations, my novels, Pajamazon Amazon, research, self-publishing|
Here’s the good news: self-publishing puts authors in control of nearly every aspect of the publishing process. That’s also the bad news.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T19:24:02-05:00June 5, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: brands, mind games, my novels, names, Pajamazon Amazon, pen names, research, self-marketing, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writers|
When one first decides to become a novelist, many important questions come to mind: What kind of stories should I write? Should I use my real name or invent something better? Can I pull off the pipe and beard look?
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T19:06:25-05:00March 19, 2013|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: beginnings, current project, research, short stories, short story, speculative fiction, writing|
Remember those old Choose Your Own Adventure books? The ones where you controlled a character’s destiny and guided the direction of the narrative? I’m conducting an experiment that brings that old series of children’s books to mind...
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:02:48-05:00June 14, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: character creation, characters, fiction, research, writers, writing, writing tips|
The problem with stories is they require people. I’m not talking about author and reader—though they, as well as their relationship, are fraught with challenges too—but rather the individuals that populate the story itself.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T14:51:25-05:00March 20, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: blog, current project, Magics Daughter, my novels, Pajamazon Amazon, research, self-marketing, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, writing schedule|
At a recent guest lecture on self-publishing, a fellow attendee asked the featured speaker if she had any advice for someone who is working full time and doesn’t have four to six hours a day to devote to writing.