What To Do After A Rejection Letter?

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

For those new to my blog, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. I haven’t posted in a while but I want to stay on the topic of rejection letters.

Here is last weeks post, My First Rejection Letter and today I want to question:

What did you do after your rejection letter?

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To Build a World, Part Five

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been posting segments on fantasy world-building (hence the Part Five in the title).

Here are the past segments –

  1. How to Build a World, Part One.
  2. How to Build a World, Part Two.
  3. How to Build a World, Part Three.
  4. How to Build a World, Part Four.

This week I will be focusing on the subgenres of fantasy and how that can ultimately influence your world and novel.

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Four Steps to Structure a Novel Series

For people that have stumbled upon my blog, there is a common theme with my posts: the stage of my editing process for my novel.

Four steps to structure a novel series.

First things first: before you do anything else, you need to decide if a series is the right choice for the story you want to tell. There’s no point setting out to write a series just for the sake of it; it needs to be the right vessel to deliver your particular tale.
If you don’t intend to write a series, that’s fine but there are some points you can apply to stand alone novels.

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Ursula K. Guin, 1929-2018

Ursula K. Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 88.

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Discussion Tuesday

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1368585667l/1629945.jpgThat time is here, and I have an inviting discussion.

Last week I rekindled the weekly discussion conversations with other bloggers. However, it did not thrive as it previously did so I thought – start on something smaller and quicker for people to engage and comment. (more…)