quote:Welcome to this week's Novel Support Group. Anyone can join. If you're new, tell us a bit about who you are and what project you are working on. Feel free to update the NSG Work in Progress thread with your current projects. Although we can report on any number of things, here is a list of suggestions (suggestions welcomed).
What were your goals last week and did you accomplish them? Describe what you worked on. Set goals for next week. Did you learn something during this week?
Here is a list of things that you can do each week as we work on our novels (suggestions welcomed).
Writing on a novel Characterization World Building Relevant research
As for me:
Last Week's Goals:
DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC): Plan promotions as soon as ACX approves the audio files for THE SHAMAN'S CURSE. It's LIVE!
Wide Distribution Project: Start preparing the files for FIRE AND EARTH, THE BARD'S GIFT, DAUGHTER OF THE DISGRACED KING, and the boxed set BY SWORD, TALE, OR MAGIC. There's no rush. I can't go wide with these until after July 17th. Yeah, a little. I have to get on this next week.
BECOME: BROTHERS: Promote on social media. Not really.
BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING: Keep on writing. Yes!
MAGE STORM: Probably nothing this week. Good call.
DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC): Seriously plan promotions for the audio book. I need to follow-up on one group promotion. And plan something else, probably around the same time.
Wide Distribution Project: Prepare the files for FIRE AND EARTH, THE BARD'S GIFT, DAUGHTER OF THE DISGRACED KING, and the boxed set BY SWORD, TALE, OR MAGIC. There's no rush.
The cloud of doubt parts -- somewhat. The design is a cloud edge out of scratch reach so far, though in sight. This is dramatic, vivid, lively portrayals of sensory stimuli. Known, knowable, uncommon method, though a hard challenge to concisely describe and attach dramatic criteria -- or the other way around, really: dramatic criteria with attendant concise, dramatic, vivid, lively sensory stimuli descriptions.
Curious, though, that leisure attention lavished on the literal stimuli expands word count from the otherwise run-of-the-mill summary and explanation "tell" type and, however, can foster focus and word-count economy.
"The Edges of Ideas" principle, per "Being a Glossary of Terms Useful in Critiquing Science Fiction," lends guidance to this endeavor, not about a literal circumstance itself, instead, about a circumstance's focal effects on people: dramatically, vividly (and other sensations), lively, concisely, emotionally, transformatively.