Messing About With Words
Some time ago I penned a novelette for Dark Moon Press to be included in their anthology featuring tales of urban folklore. The story I wrote was Gunslinger Greed, about a gunman who becomes so greedy a wendigo comes after him. While the main character, Earl C. Wade, fascinated me, the writing was decidedly…Indie.
What do I mean?
The majority of Indie authors tend to miss or fall short with one critical component necessary for polished writing, like what you see in most traditionally published books.
My work prior to Sanguinem Isle was no exception. Flow takes practice. Flow requires subtlety, a shift from one paragraph to the next that is blind to the reader. Gunslinger Greed was CHOPPY. The better I got at the craft through increasing my reading-time (reading is the #1 practice any writer can do to improve), the greater I realized the choppiness in Gunslinger Greed and wanted to fix it.
So that’s what I’ve been doing…
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