To Amazon or Not to Amazon

We are releasing the "Quirni" novels to Amazon as e-books. That is a form of self-publishing and most readers should be suspect of quality when purchasing a self-published book. I am, yet I have chosen to go this route. Prior to posting "Quirni" on Fiction Press, traditional publishing was an option. Once I posted, it … Continue reading To Amazon or Not to Amazon

Formality v.s. Functionality

Voice is the writer's choice of detail and word, the actor's persona, a poem's details. In a novel, it's a combination of point of view, the level of realism, and the poetic details the author includes. Voice can make a piece difficult to read yet intriguing or so easy and clear to follow it's boring. … Continue reading Formality v.s. Functionality

The Writing Process for Quirni

The Quirni stories involved a lot of pre-planning and world creation. When the story started, I didn't have as much confidence in my writing as I did my planning. The first story was mostly written by Lisa, and then read to me as she finished. After reading, we talked about the story. Mostly we focused … Continue reading The Writing Process for Quirni