Xlibris Writing Tips| Rounding Up Your Characters Pt 2

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Rounding Up Your Characters

 Xlibris continues with Rounding Up Your Characters — some tips and suggestions for handling a large cast of characters, such as those found in A Song of Ice and Fire or War and Peace.   Don’t Stretch the Story: Despite A Song of Ice and Fire’s quality of writing and amazing popularity, one of the […]

READ MORE

Xlibris Writing Tips| Rounding Up Your Characters

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Rounding Up Your Characters

 With Season 7 of Game of Thrones about to start, Xlibris Publishing thought it appropriate to discuss characters — specifically, how to handle having a large cast of characters.   It is not uncommon for stories, particularly those with large scope and scale, to feature large casts of characters. Classical examples include the celebrated Russian […]

READ MORE

Xlibris Writing Tips| Short and Long Term Storytelling

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Short and Long Term Storytelling

 Understanding Short Term and Long Term Storytelling will better your ability to provide a more satisfying reader experience in the now while also laying the foundation for a more rewarding experience stretched across your series. Xlibris Publishing wants to provide some writing tips at applying Short and Long Term Storytelling.     If you plan […]

READ MORE

Xlibris Writing Tips| Opening Lines

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Opening Lines

 It has been this writer’s experience, that when it comes to novels, fiction, or books of any stripe or subject-matter, the first sentence, the opening lines can be one of the most difficult yet natural things in world. There is a certain, unquantifiable importance so many writers place upon the Opening Lines. The writer’s capacity […]

READ MORE