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!
Want to write a great villain that readers hate? In today’s video, Chris gives five different ways to make your readers hate your antagonists, including giving them attributes like smugness and cruelty, and situations like not getting punished. Watch the video below for the full details!
Many writers need to create a fictional world for their stories to take place in. In this week’s video, Chris talks about how to build a fictional world. He covers four different considerations that will influence your world: physics, specific regions, resources, and nature. Watch the video below to see how these will help you…
In this week’s video, Chris talks about a tool called World Anvil, which can help with world building for your novel. It is especially useful for Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, but also for any author wanting a tool for world building. Check out what Chris has to say about it in the video!
This week’s video is a quick tip about condensing characters. Bit parts in a story are often not memorable and some of these can be condensed into a single character, which can make them a bit more memorable. Check out the video below for Chris’s thoughts on it!
Everyone has problems juggling their time at some point or another. In today’s video, Chris talks about his struggle to do so as an author. How do you balance being productive with not being so productive that you burn yourself out? For Chris, part of this is saying NO. Watch the video below to hear…
In his video this week, Chris gives a few quick tips for making readers love your characters. Great characters make readers feel invested in your books and want to read more. Check out his tips in the video below!