How do you write dialogue that makes your characters sound authentic? In this week’s video, Chris discusses four different considerations to think about when writing dialogue — age, education and station, relationship and social setting, and emotional state. Check out the video below for more details about how these considerations can help shape your dialogue.
How do you make your characters distinct from each other? In today’s video, Chris gives some quick tips to make your characters stand out. They include things like names, character actions/reactions, and how these actions express each character’s emotions. Check out the video below for more details!
In this week’s video, Chris tells his own personal childhood story and the effect that reading has had on him. Understanding why your readers read the genre they read can help writers give readers what they are looking for in your books. Check out the video below to hear the story!
What is intrinsic motivation? Intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from within yourself, without need for an external reward or motivation. It’s something that gives you joy just by doing it. In today’s video, Chris talks about the importance of finding your intrinsic motivation for your writing as well as for other aspects of your…
In this week’s video, Chris explains why he has decided not to release Write to Market 2. He discusses some personal reasons as well as an analysis of his Myers-Briggs personality type and how it affects his reactions and decisions. Watch the video below for more details!
This week’s video is a follow up to last week’s How to Plot a Sequel or Series. In this part 2 video, Chris continues his plotting of his Dark Lord Bert sequel, giving details about how he is developing the story. Check out the video below for more details!
Once you’ve written a book, how do you turn it into a series? In this week’s video, Chris talks about how he goes about writing a sequel, using The Dark Lord Bert as an example. Check out the video below for more!
Does fast writing necessarily mean reduced quality writing? Today’s video addresses that question. Chris says that no, fast writing doesn’t mean poor quality. It depends on the writer and their skills. Experienced authors can write quality work at higher speeds. Check out the video below to hear more of Chris’s thoughts!
This week Chris took on the difficult challenge of writing 50,000 words for a novel in 5 days. Due to an Amazon preorder deadline looming, Chris is running out of time to finish his next novel. How has the challenge been going? Check out the video below to see his progress and struggles (and cheer…
In today’s worldbuilding video, Chris talks about proverbs or sayings and how they may not always fit into your fictional world. He gives a few common examples and explains how their origins might not work or could be modified to work with your world. Watch the video below for the details!