wu: bloody genesis update and a few writing tips

Greetings, ladies and gents,

I just read a little about a girl who published her book at around 11 or 12. That’s pretty interesting. However, I read a review, and I don’t intend on reading Kaden Hurley’s book, but I just thought the fact was inspiring. For more info on Kaden Hurley, go to her website.

Anyway, about Bloody Genesis. I’m wondering if I should change the title. The one I have now seems too violent. And a bit gross. I don’t like it. Maybe something like Raeven’s Kill or Traitors of Mavor would be better, or something like that. I don’t know. I’ll have to figure it out.

So far I have 10,914 words. That’s 27 pages in New Times Roman, line spacing 1.3, some words in italics and some in bold (that’s for the short chapter titles and stuff). I have small writing snippets at the beginning of each chapter to make it more fun and to get the reader more familiar with the world and its culture.

Speaking of the world, I have decided not to have a name for the world at all, and every time I make reference of it I call it the globe, planet, or world. I think it’s better that way.

OK, writing tips. You saw that in the title and I will not fail you. Research, my friend. Whether you’re making up your own world or using Earth, research, research, research. I went to a useful Wikipedia article for motorsport terms to us in my racing scene. I wanted to know the correct word for throwing starts so I Googled it. I wanted to know how a basic steam-engine was built so I searched it. Research is important so you don’t seem like a dummy when you talk about something. Why say “a crash where the first motorbike strikes the middle of the second so that it forms a ‘T'” when you can say “a T-bone”? Get the correct terms. Any time you encounter a word you don’t know in your reading, look it up in the dictionary and learn what it means. That’s why Kindles are useful.When you know the meaning, look it up in a thesaurus. Application or online ones are best because they usually are longer, and sometimes give examples.

There it is, folks. If you happen to think of a good title, please tell me about it.

Fly or die,

Harry

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One response to “wu: bloody genesis update and a few writing tips

  1. Harry, I think it’s a good idea to change the title too. One of those alternates you suggested would be great!

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