“Writing tips and advice” from the editor of “Lovecraft eZine”

It’s on!  Tomorrow tonight I’ll be doing a “writing tips” video chat here at Lovecraft eZine, and you can watch it LIVE.  The video chat will be live on Thursday, November 7, at 9:00pm Eastern time (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific).  Watch it here at that time.

What questions do you have?  Comment below, or email your question to me at lovecraftezine@gmail.com .

With fellow writers/editors Pete Rawlik and Rick Lai, I’ll be talking about the “dos and don’ts” of submitting stories, how to get published, who should write and who shouldn’t, and most importantly, thoughts on how to write well.

Go to this link tomorrow night at 9:00pm ET to watch this special video chat LIVE.  If you can’t watch it live, it will be recorded for later viewing.

Be sure to email or comment below with any questions you’d like us to answer.

6 responses to ““Writing tips and advice” from the editor of “Lovecraft eZine”

  1. Here’s my question – Most established writers give the advice ‘just keep writing’ – the more you write, the better you get, etc… – but how do you improve what you’re writing? How do you get good feedback? I’ve written and self published a novel – I know my mom and my wife like it, but how do I know what’s good and what needs improvement? I’ve written a LOT of short stories, submitted to multiple places, and I get the ‘we’re not interested in your story at this time’ email (if I hear back at all), but nobody’s ever said ‘your pacing is really good but your character development is weak’. I put a lot of content out there for free (I run 3 websites and create content for all 3) but I rarely, if ever, get feedback, positive or negative, on any of it; I know I like it, I know I’m happy with my writing – but what if my judgement is just terrible? How do I get objective feedback so I can grow as a write?
    So how do other writers get feedback? If I ‘just keep writing’ and write a story a week for 6 months, how do I know if Story 15 is better than story 3?
    Thanks for putting this together, Mike!!

  2. Pretty cool.
    The hardest thing for me, as with many, is realistic dialogue. I know ‘they’ all say to write what you hear, but that is cheap advice IMO. It’s tough to get realistic dialogue to flow smoothly while making sure the reader doesn’t get lost as to who is speaking.

  3. I have a friend who I feel is a wonderful writer. He has self published several books, but they are each in different genres. Do you feel a writer has to pick a specific genre and stick to it, in order to develop a following?

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