Who Me Am and Where Me Be?

There are times when I think I’ve read too many “How to Write” books. Every book I read says something similar; show don’t tell. That statement should be pretty self-explanatory, but I think I might have missed something. I would call my writing style a bit minimalist. I tend to write with the idea that the reader will want to use their imagination to ‘see’ the story in their minds. I would much rather give too little detail than too much. I’ve also read/heard that everyone sees characters differently. Too much description of what a character looks like could pull the reader out of the story. Again, I like to err on the side of too little. Maybe that’s because […]

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Get Published, Episode 11 – Interview with Novelist, Screen Writer and Short Story Author, Dave Sakmyster

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Hello Everyone. I’m pleased to have Dave Sakmyster as a guest on this episode. Dave is a published Novelist, a Screen Writer and a Short Story author. He has won 2nd prize in the L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘Writers of the Future’ Contest and he has some interesting things to share about his journey. Enjoy. Get Published, Episode 11 – Interview with Dave Sakmyster Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published, Episode 11 Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published” 0:14 — Introduction – Show #11:  Interview with Dave Sakmyster Welcome to the show. 00:42 — Promos: Parsec Awards www.parsecawards.com 03:16 — Show […]

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A Laugh Out Loud Moment

I was thinking the other day (and no, that isn’t the funny part) about my goal to see one of my books in print and I realized just how far I’ve come as a writer. Let me explain. When I first entertained the idea of writing a book and actually getting it published it was as far away from reality for me as the possibility that I might one day walk on the moon. I knew I enjoyed writing and I felt I could probably write something decent if I was given enough time. I just never expected anyone to want to read my work. After I finished writing my first book, I actually started to think I could pull […]

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