Archive for October 29th, 2008

Oct 29 2008

A sign of things to come

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I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

This is the first panel of the webcomic issue we’re planning to release on Friday.

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Oct 29 2008

Aha! I think I’ve invented a superpower.

It’s ridiculously hard to come up with unique superpowers, but let’s try this.  The ability to inflict blindness.  I suspect it would work pretty well in novels and comic books.

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Oct 29 2008

We’re going all the way this year… and we need your help!

National Novel Writing Month starts in two days.  We’re going to finish our first novel manuscript.  We need beta-reviewers.

What this would entail: We’ll give you our novel’s outline, 2-3 pages describing what we envision happening throughout the book.  Over the course of the month, we will write chapters to bring that synopsis to life.  We’d like you to read these chapters and offer advice.  That might look like any or all of the following.

  1. Suggest where we might go from there.  Do you have any ideas about what the next few chapters might look like?
  2. Mention any glaring weaknesses in our story, characters, dialogue, plot, etc.
  3. Suggest any possible improvements.

So, what’s in it for you?

  1. Authorial networking. On any given day, I get between 30 and 40 manuscripts, comments and emails.  That’s on top of my writing, studying and thesis research.   So my time is really stretched.  However, if you help beta-review our work, I will assuredly make time for you.
  2. Altruism. We really need the help.
  3. Marketing. Your publisher may ask you to get other authors to review your work so that you can place favorable blurbs on the inside cover.  I’m not very fond of tying my credibility to other people’s work, but I’ll make an exception for a skilled author that has helped me in the past.

If you’re interested, please either leave a comment or e-mail us at bmckenzie05–at–gmail–dot–com.

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