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by Graeme o'Winnipeg
July 5th, 2013, 3:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Step-by-step Outlining Method
Replies: 0
Views: 1361

A Step-by-step Outlining Method

For those interested in trying a step-by-step outlining method, I have composed an article about the method I have customized and put to use for my stories.

Read it here:
http://thewritersvineyard.com/2013/07/r ... story.html

Hope you find it useful!
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
July 5th, 2013, 3:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Some editing tips
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

Some editing tips

Hello writers,

My publisher, Champagne Books, has started a weekly series of articles by the editorial team. For writers seeking advice on submission and publisher expectations, you might want to stop by and have a look:

http://champagnebooks.blogspot.ca/

All the best,
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
December 30th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 9974

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

It's a month after NaNoWriMo, but I'm wondering, how many who started out but didn't finish have kept up the steam and are still going forward? My project is looking like it may be novel-length - my current estimate is 80,000 words. I'm picking away at it, and my publisher is waiting patiently. I do...
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
November 9th, 2012, 1:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 9974

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

I am totally behind in word count, but I guess as consolation, I went into this not planning on reaching 50,000. I suppose as long as you finish and keep moving, and don't lose the energy, that's okay. I am a veteran of a few other things, so I know I will finish - writing projects continue to advan...
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
September 29th, 2012, 3:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I've been working on my synopsis and,
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: I've been working on my synopsis and,

Hi Sarah, I can offer advice that may help, as I just wrote a novella and sold it a month later, and that success came fully from following the tips I learned at a writing workshop. Outlining is key, as you're doing. I might suggest you google "the structure of story" or "the 3-act play". There is a...
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
September 29th, 2012, 3:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER

I did great this month - got to 24,000 words of the first chunk of my novel. Now I've put it away while I write the sequel to a novella. Next goal: to have the novella (~30,000 words) done by January, then return to the novel chunk and submit it to my publisher for as a serial.
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
September 9th, 2012, 12:25 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 314861

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I have been a regular faithful blogger. Here's a few good highlights, in my main category, but if you click around you will see I have lots of others:

Graeme Brown Winnipeg Fantasy Writing

Cheers!
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
September 1st, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER

For September, my wordcount goal is 6000 words. I only set it so low so that 1) I will feel great for doing way better and 2) I am presently working on preparing a math conjecture (possibly proof of a theorem) for submission So, let's see what it brings. I'll stop in to update, but I have a blog whe...
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
August 20th, 2012, 9:03 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: blogs or websites or both
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: blogs or websites or both

I keep both blogs and websites, but I think it always depends on what kind of website you have. It's very important on a website to give viewers who are potential fans or enthusiasts a sense of your progress and presence as a person. Some website are set up so you can post a blog there, or other wri...
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
August 9th, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 314861

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I have a blog that I started recently to share my writing progress, and it's turned into a place to share what I learn about writing with each day as I invest time in writing.

Check it you and feel free to follow if you find it useful:

Fantasy Writing Journey with Winnipeg Writer Graeme Brown
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
August 2nd, 2012, 5:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 130253

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm currently immersed in George R. R. Martin, following my Robert Jordan binge (and while waiting for Mr. Sanderson's final delivery). I keep a reading blog, because as a writer one of my activities to keep growing is reading a chapter a day from an author I feel has a lot to teach. I share lots of...
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
July 30th, 2012, 10:29 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 93761

Re: Rejection Stats

I must update me previous post, as I just sold my first story (a novella) to a Canadian publisher last week. YAY!
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
July 23rd, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 16571

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Claudine, I have a pipe dream about one day, if ever I became a rich writer, rather than buying big houses, I'd invest in a local writer's hang-out that would be a cafe a la Starbucks, open to the public but an exclusive attraction for writers. There would be some accomodation upstairs, so that writ...
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
July 21st, 2012, 2:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 16571

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Some day, all of us writers should form a coffee-shop co-op. Hmmm...
;)
by Graeme o'Winnipeg
July 13th, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 16571

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Love this thread! The coffee shop is my office. In fact, that's what inspired me to get a job at Starbucks this last year. I've learned where the Starbucks and Second Cups are, and the other shops of notable repute. I've also got the good study halls at my university, places to go and work. What I'v...