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My Theories About Series and Self-Publishing
Happy New Year, one and all! I thought I’d start the New Year talking about what I’m working on at the moment, putting individual stories up on Amazon and Smashwords. Between publications and backlog, I’ve got about 200 to play with, so it’s a pretty big task, given that I’d like to have almost all of them up by the end of the month. But if I consider that some are flash, which I’ll put up individually on QuarterReads and release in a compendium, it becomes less daunting.
Posted in career Tagged all the pretty little mermaids, altered america, closer than you think, farther than tomorrow, kdp, kindle select, releasing book series, self-publishing stories, selling on amazon, superlives, tales of tabat, twicefar station, villa encantada, women of zalanthas, world beside us 16 Comments
Upcoming plans and publications for 2014.
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Plotting and Re-Plotting Stories
Here’s another example of using a Stumbleupon-discovered post to spur a rewrite.The story I just finished, whose working title is “Villa Encantada,” is one whose beginning I wrote over a year ago. I picked it up last summer and added a couple of scenes, but something about it has felt wrong and it’s been just lumpy scenes stuffed full of description of a balcony garden. I was pretty sure it didn’t begin where it was supposed to, and also pretty sure that the best thing to do would be to start it again from scratch, write it, then mine the previous efforts to see what should get folded into it. Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged plotting, rewriting, stumbleupon, villa encantada, writing 2 Comments
Writing Progress and Thinking About Frame Stories
The story’s also dependent on a secondary frame story, which I’m not sure about. There’s pieces from the frame used in the actual story itself, which I think makes it feel less superfluous, but I’m also always wary about devices like that. When they work, they’re beautiful – when they don’t, they’re awkward and distracting. So what makes one frame “work” where the next one doesn’t? Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged catherynne m. valente, cats, frame stories, kindle, orphan's tale, villa encantada, writing 2 Comments