Tag: Publishing

Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I’ve looked through the different works and various forms of elves and what their half-breed children are like. Half Breeds in some stories look like their human parent, almost completely and I’ll explain why below… In other stories, they are mixed, though in most, they have slightly pointed ears, but otherwise look like humans. So far, there is one consistency; elven genes are recessive … Read More Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice


Getting Published… the basics…

So in the questions I’ve had asked, a few of the same came up: “I have the desire to become a writer, a published writer. I just have no idea where to to start.” –plasticfacesofdorothy ——————————————————- Hey Jim, I’ve come to the point where I’m revising a draft of a novel for mainly grammar and wording, no more major changes to the plot. My … Read More Getting Published… the basics…

Author’s Advice Pt. 16

If you’re good at something, don’t do it for free! Okay, let me start off by saying that I’m aware a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this, and I am aware that there are exceptions to this rule. If you want to donate copies of your book to a local shelter, library, or even just throw a few sample … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 16

Need advice on a certain topic?

Hello all, so as time goes on, my advice blog is getting bigger and bigger. Unfortunately, as with all things, you run out of topics to give advice on. If anyone has any questions about writing, publishing, my stories, etc. etc. please feel free to post a comment or email me at jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com . I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post. … Read More Need advice on a certain topic?

Author’s Advice pt. 14

Choosing to write characters that you hate into your story is a very bad idea. In a previous posting I talked about how you have to step outside of your comfort zone and often write a character that has views contrary to your own. Indeed this is a very good way of creating relate-able characters and keeping a dynamic story line going. However, that … Read More Author’s Advice pt. 14

Author’s Advice Pt. 8

How difficult is it? Heh, unbelievably if you go the traditional route! Even if you go the indie route, it’s difficult… Okay, that’s the short -literal- answer. Here’s the real one: So you’ve got an idea in your head. You’ve got a story you want to write, now you want to write it and get it published… awesome! So how do you do it? … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 8


Social Justice Editing!

From HeatStreet: Book publishers fearing the backlash from social justice activists are hiring special readers to check the books and flag up racist, sexist and other so-called offensive content before they go to print. “Sensitivity reader” is a person who, for a small fee, will provide feedback about the book based on self-ascribed areas of expertise like “dealing with terminal illness,” “racial dynamics in Muslim communities” or … Read More Social Justice Editing!



Hi Jim, So I noticed that you’ve given quite a bit of advice on publishing books, but what about scripts? I have a screenplay that I would like to get someone to look at, any thoughts? Thanks, Jere Hi Jere, Oh man, well I admit that you’re having me step way outside of my knowledge area, but as I’ve never turned away anyone up … Read More Scripting??


The Short Story Submission

Hey Jim, Just read your post on WordPress titles ‘When to Start?’ I think you’ve hit the nail on the head and your advice is especially useful for novices like me. I started writing on WordPress about a month and a half back and I write whenever I can steal 15-30 minutes, mostly from my lunch breaks. I see that my posts are evolving … Read More The Short Story Submission


Damnation Update!!!

Status: On Schedule Editions: Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Kindle Damnation’s legal documents are all set. The editing is complete and just need to be added to the final document. Cover is proceeding on schedule though not yet complete. With any luck we should meet our deadline! Synopsis: A soldier facing insurmountable odds, a dark angel presented with an impossible choice, and the fate of a … Read More Damnation Update!!!


Damnation Update!!!

1,000 followers! Tickle me absolutely humble! Thank you all so much for your support! I just thought you all would like to know that the work on Divinity’s sequel is progressing on schedule. The cover is closer to completion and the edits are complete. In other words, the mid-August release date is far more a reality! Again, thank you all!!! Readers, Do you have … Read More Damnation Update!!!


Self Publishing, good or bad?

“Good day, I have already finished a novel and decided to post my second novel on a blog and give people something to read while I decide on publishing. My question for you is do I self publish my book or try and find a literary agent. I have sent my work out to a few but I am slightly impatient and want to … Read More Self Publishing, good or bad?