In today’s video, Chris talks about some methods you can use to create your own fictional language (or way of speaking), discussing things like word patterns, suffixes, sounds, etc. He gives some great examples using existing languages as well as speech patterns and accents in his own writing. Check out the video below for more!
For those of you who have been waiting, the audiobook for Press the Line, book 3 in the Ganog Wars series, has been released on Audible.
Imperalis has been lost. The Nameless Ones have returned. The Coalition refuses to fight, leaving the Ganog to wage a war they cannot win.
Betrayed and cut off, Khar and Zakanna struggle to survive. Nolan and Burke bring Alpha Company to reinforce the Nyar home world, only to be overwhelmed by the mighty Void Wraith Omegas. Fizgig and Takkar are captured by the sadistic Kthul fleet leader, Azatok.
Only one guttering flame of hope remains. On Nyar, Nolan finds an ancient Void Wraith Omega, weathered and damaged. If he can restore it, they might just have a weapon strong enough to fight back.
Listen now on Audible!
Chris’s worldbuilding video this week discusses magic systems. He asks a series of questions that can help you determine how your magic system works. Using common examples like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, he explains how the answers to these basic questions can affect things like how many magic users there are, how magic is used, and more. Check out the video for more details!
Chris was recently interviewed at SWRT about plotting science fiction stories. Highlights include:
- How important is the science to science fiction?
- Does the science need to be integral to the plot?
- Conventions in sub-genre’s of science fiction.
- What are reader expectations for characters and subplots?
- More conventions of other sub-genres.
- How can you break with conventions?
- How you can use naming conventions and the familiar mixed with the unfamiliar in order to make things accessible to the reader.
- Sub-genre: earth destruction.
- Are there any genre’s that you shouldn’t mash up with science fiction?
- Is retro trending in literature as well as film?
Watch the video here!
Relaunch Your Novel, the latest in the Write Faster, Write Smarter Series, has been released on Audible. Learn how to breathe life into your backlist in this book for writers!
Listen now on Audible!
In this week’s video, Chris discusses the importance of travel and communication in storytelling. He talks about how these aspects influence his own world building and walks through the creation of something he created for his upcoming novel, Tech Mage, called the Umbral Depths. Sound cool? Check out more information in the video below!
In today’s video, Chris begins a world building video series, starting with how to create names for your characters that readers will like. More specifically, he gives some tips about what to avoid and some easy techniques to use when naming your characters. Check out the video below for more details!
In today’s video, Chris talks about a concept from Relaunch Your Novel that he calls the Product Family Map. The Product Family Map is a map of your backlist of books showing links between books and how this affects sales. Check out the video below for more details.
In this week’s video, Chris talks about how having a backlist of published books can help should you need to take a break from writing. He also discusses his income so far in 2017 and how it has been affected by his backlist. Interested to hear more? Check out the video below!
Chris was recently interviewed on The Author Biz Podcast about his most recent book for writers, Relaunch Your Novel. Stephen Campbell talks to Chris about when, how, and why should an author take steps to relaunch their backlist.
Chris lists six different ways of relaunching in the book and we’ll talk about some of those, as well as some nitty gritty specifics of his own series relaunches. We also delve into the importance author branding and even get into marketing audiobooks.
Listen to the full interview on the The Author Biz Podcast!