David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:19:44-05:00October 3, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: blog, self-marketing, self-publishing, writers, writing tips|
At first glance, the picture I painted of the well-adjusted writer might resemble some spineless creature. But even if writers tend to absorb ideas from the world around them like a sponge, that doesn’t mean they should lack backbones.
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 Williams2019-10-02T15:05:19-05:00August 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 Williams2019-10-02T14:57:38-05:00August 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 Williams2019-09-30T19:09:57-05:00April 5, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: Allied Authors of Wisconsin, readers, writers, writers groups, writing, writing tips|
Anyone who has studied literature surely has stumbled upon them: a group of extremely talented writers who came together to exchange ideas, encourage one another, and, sometimes, to form a movement.
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 Williams2019-09-30T18:22:03-05:00October 4, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: creative process, endings, tough decisions, writers, writing, writing tips|
In my experience, writing the end of a novel has to be the hardest part.