David Michael Williams2019-10-02T18:25:25-05:00December 10, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: current project, early writing, fantasy, fiction, genre fiction, getting published, journalism, my novels, sci-fi, science fiction, self-publishing, short stories, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, word choice, writers, writing, writing tips|
I had the pleasure of talking with students at Waupun High School yesterday. My mission: to share my educational background, professional writing experiences, writing advice, and tips for getting published with the fledgling writers.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T18:16:51-05:00September 11, 2015|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: readers, readership, self-marketing, support, writers, writing, writing tips|
Whether they are still in the planning phase, frantically pounding out the first draft, or up to their elbows in edits, here are a handful of ways you can support any writers who cross your path.
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 Williams2019-10-02T17:45:02-05:00October 15, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: amateur writers, creativity, getting published, journalism, professional writers, readers, self-publishing, tough decisions, writing tips|
Once you establish the worth of a product—whether it’s a frozen pizza or national news—it’s awfully difficult to convince people they should have been paying along.
David Michael Williams2019-10-08T18:55:39-05:00August 12, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: blog, fiction, self-marketing, self-promotion, self-publishing, writers, writing schedule, writing tips|
I’ve read 3,009 articles about how fiction writers need to become savvy marketers and self-promoters if they want their books to succeed commercially, and I fear I’m becoming a convert.
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 Williams2019-10-02T17:20:26-05:00April 30, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: characters, death, endings, genre fiction, my novels, readers, The Renegade Chronicles, tough decisions, writing tips|
I must have killed hundreds of people over the years. Since I’m a writer of sword-and-sorcery fantasy, death come with the territory.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:55:13-05:00March 21, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: current project, genre fiction, mind games, my novels, sequels, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, triologies, writers, writing tips|
A writer’s mind can be a dangerous thing. Perhaps the most notorious forms of self-sabotage are writer’s block and a related syndrome: the sophomore slump.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:46:23-05:00December 11, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: getting published, mind games, Pajamazon Amazon, self-publishing, writers, writing schedule, writing tips|
In this third installment of a series exploring the anatomy of a well-adjusted writer, the focus falls on another overlooked—and arguably undervalued—trait...
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.