Author archive: David Mullin

Writing
And The Title Is…
December 7, 2017
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I have finally come up with the title of my adult fantasy novella. Well, actually, I came up with it a couple of weeks ago but today I’m announcing it to the world. Drum roll, please… THE TEMPEST GUILD One of the unforeseen things about writing and self-publishing a novel is all the stuff that […]
Writing
Blurb is the Word
November 29, 2017
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So for that past two weeks, I’ve been working on the blurb for my fantasy novella. In all seriousness, I think it’s harder than writing the book itself. Having to whittle down the plot and four POV characters to just 150 words is a nightmare, but boy is it a great exercise. I’ve learned more […]
Software Writing
Using BetaBooks For My Beta Readers
November 14, 2017
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A few weeks ago I sent out a request for Beta Readers on the Facebook group I belong to and received a few replies from people who were interested in reading my WIP. I was excited and scared at the same time, as it was the first time putting my fantasy story out into the […]
Writing
And Now, The Editing Phase
October 23, 2017
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I finished the first draft of The Chronicles of Talam – Book 1 at the end of July. I had set an aggressive 15-day goal to write and finish a 40,000-word novella before leaving on a family vacation as I wrote about before. During the month of August, as I took a hiatus from writing […]
Writing
Outline Your Novel Using a Floating Outline
August 17, 2017
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As I’ve written a few times before, I’m a pantser who struggles with outlining. I’ve tried using beats from the famous screenwriting novel “Save the Cat.” I tried Libbie Hawker’s method from her book “Take Off Your Pants.” I’ve written a detailed synopsis and tried to extract a story from it with no luck. Why, […]