Monday, February 6, 2017
A new YouTube video is uploaded! This time, the focus is on alternatives to Microsoft Word, as both tools to create, edit, and format with. This is to help save a bit of money, and hopefully, spread the word on some useful tools to use.
I've personally moved over to LibreOffice and have been quite happy with the change. My workflow starts with Scrivener and moves over to LibreOffice to finish it off.
Monday, January 30, 2017
So something I've wanted to do is get back on YouTube. Over the winter, I actually had done some recording, but all the videos were corrupted and had to be thrown out. I'm back on the ball on the recording side, and I finally learned how to properly edit with the new editing software.
This isn't the official 2017 update, but it's pretty close. The Writers' Survival Guide is to chronicle all the useful software, hardware, and advice that I've used while writing, and sharing it on the Internet. To start off, we're reviewing the Havit HV-KB366L which is the mechanical keyboard I use.
Once February is here I should have a good time frame on book releases. Until then, have a good day and enjoy the videos.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Before we start, yes, I'm back. The website will be updated soon with lots of content and a new look. 2017 is going to be good times for fantasy stories over here. With that done, here is the newest Wildstar story!
"Alana and Karlyn Wildstar are sisters who make a living as bounty hunters. When a contract needs to be executed quickly, they are the fastest and more efficient hires for the coin.
When an escaped criminal runs to hide in the mountains, competition arises from competing hunters looking for the bounty. Dirck and Ember Blade are a husband and wife team who are just as deadly as the Wildstars.
A race begins across the mountain as bounty hunter versus bounty hunter fight each other for the prize. The Wildstar sisters will face tension inside and out as they survive the next twenty-four hours."
Available on Amazon
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
One last video giving my thoughts on the editing process, specifically knowing when to stop.
It's common sense, but some people just don't know when to quit their manuscript. I've known people who wrote and finished a book before my very first book, and it's still not released yet. To this day, they are still editing it, and getting feedback, and really they're just moving around words.
Another common issue is the fact that writers learn when they write, and they learn even more when they edit; and it's actually impossible to implement every single thing they learned back into the manuscript. Because of this, every project is flawed to some degree, but it's only a negative if the writer allows it to be. Hey, you didn't get to do everything you wanted in the way you wanted it. That's fine, at least there is something out there that was made. Take everything you learned and improve the next project; it can only get better from here
My current projects are better than my previous ones, and the WIP are better than what I have, and the stuff I'm outlining is really doing what I wanted to do all along. So don't worry, only good stuff awaits.