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MAD’s third rule of writing – Write with Confidence (Part II)

So write every day with the confidence that you can get published if you just learn the craft well enough. Great. But that is not all the confidence that you need.

 

The second utilization of this word is writing with the confidence that people will like what you are writing.

 

You must believe in your story. If you do not, no one else will.

 

Mull the story over in your mind. Draw it out in diagram form on a dry erase board. Talk it through with any...Read more

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MAD’s second rule of writing – Write with Confidence (Part I)

Other than not having time – family, job, spouse, friends, hobbies, etc., all take time away from being able to write – the second largest hurdle for a writer to overcome is confidence.

 

And, I am speaking of two distinctly different utilizations of this word.

 

The first is the confidence that you will ever become published. The second is writing with the confidence that you are doing so in a manner that will lend itself to becoming published.

 

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MAD’s first rule of writing - Write every day

I do a lot of speaking engagements, and one question is asked the most; “What is your number one piece of advice for struggling writers?”

 

The answer is simple; write every day.

 

Now, this may sound simplistic, but it is the truth.

 

Writing a novel is a monumental task! Even if you keep it brief, and only write some 80,000 words for your manuscrīpt, that is still a huge task. As the average fantasy novel is 120,000 to 300,000 words, the task grows exponentially.<...Read more

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Comic-con 2009 in San Diego

Comic-con 2009 in San Diego

 Comic-con, Comic-con. Where to begin?

 

This was my first year to go to Comic-con, and I must say… Wow!

 

Wall to wall geekdom! I was in heaven. Unfortunately, as an industry professional, I saw very little (though you will call me a liar as you read this.) Yet, I really did spend most of my time meeting fans.

 

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MAD’s writing rules – Read this First

Hello! Welcome to my blog about writing.

 

I have been writing for years now, and as I have delved deeper and deeper into this profession I have received more and more questions about how I do things and advice on what others should do. So, because I have nothing to do all day long (laugh, that is a joke. I am very busy.) I decided to start a blog and share some advice with other writers.

 

My hope is that something written here will help some poor writer out there. And a poor writer they ...Read more

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Book Three of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga is scheduled for release late April or May of 2012. It is now on Pre-Order at http://www.shop.imaginedinterprises.com

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