Reading and watching sci-fi and comic book television, novels, and movies, I often come across time travel. Travelers, a Netflix / Showcase joint venture takes this in a new direction that already has me wanting a second season.
I started writing the first book in The Fantasy Reject League, a YA Fantasy trilogy (series?), a few weeks ago after someone offered to sponsor me with a cover, editing, and marketing. The first thing the main character demanded was a first person present POV.
What determines if someone is a professional or amateur writer? In his post, Jeff Goins outlines seven points (and an eighth, if you look real hard at the intro) of what differentiates one from the other. After reading the article, I decided I’m somewhere in between.
“You put a lot of popcorn kernels in and you heat it up,” Kevin J. Andrews said in an interview on The Creative Penn, “But you never know at any one time which popcorn kernel is going to pop or which direction it’s going to fly.” For authors, each kernel is a book. Which one is going to pop is the biggest question.
Life happens. A quick update of what is going on with the series after almost a month silence. Doesn’t meant work has stopped. In fact, there are now two new old books in the WIP progress list. The rest of the books also now have statuses so I know where I’m at with them.
It’s been rumored for a while that Chrome would start warning users about sites that weren’t encrypted. Well, now we have an actual launch version. Chrome 56, comes out in January. Starting with this version Chrome will mark sites without a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate as “not secure.” Future plans include adding a red triangle symbol as well.
Tools I use for finding inspiration and saving ideas, so I can write on multiple blogs, including this one.
How I Started (And Kept) Writing Every Day stuck a chord in me because the author has the same struggles and thoughts about his incomplete writing as I do. To him, writing every day is about managing expectations, self-accountability, and low-stakes writing.