Recently Chris spoke at the 20Books Vegas 2019 writer’s conference about Write to Market. He talks about some basic tenets for choosing a genre with a market, how to use symbols to appeal to your audience, and the difference between writing to trend and creating a new genre. Check out the recording below for the…
Chris recently appeared on the Building Dystopia podcast, discussing worldbuilding. The questions covered include the following: Would you take us through your personal worldbuilding process, perhaps highlighting what you believe are the most important elements of worldbuilding? What elements of the world contribute most to it becoming a transmedia world? What is it about a…
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!