Category Archives: Rock Soup

Battle scenes:

  This is a panel from one of the Life the Universe and Everything symposiums.  Any inaccuracies or misinformation in any of these notes is the fault of the note taker. One of the common pitfalls in battle scenes is … Continue reading

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Contracts:

This is a panel from one of the Life the Universe and Everything symposiums.  Any inaccuracies or misinformation in any of these notes is the fault of the note taker. Ask what warranties are in the contract? Make sure that … Continue reading

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The horse you rode on, non-European fantasies:

This is a panel from one of the  Life the Universe and Everything symposiums.  Any inaccuracies or misinformation in any of these notes is the fault of the note taker. The biggest gatekeeper is the publisher 10% of characters represent … Continue reading

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Markets: 

I arrived early to writing panel at Wester con 2016 and found the following information on the board. I thought fellow writers would appreciate having a copy. Any inaccuracies or misinformation in any of these notes is the fault of … Continue reading

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Senses should convey an idea clearly:

Here are some notes I found at the top of my note pile. Most likely this is from a panel of LTUE. Any misinformation is the fault of the note taker. Make sure you use the word that is correct … Continue reading

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Writing stables: 

Here are some notes I found at the top of my note pile. Any misinformation is the fault of the note taker. Your audience needs to understand what you’re saying. Writing is a business. You need to write clearly and … Continue reading

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Body language: 

I attended a lecture on body language called the massive influence: these are some of my notes. These can be used when showing not telling about a character, they can be used in story telling or one on one dialog. … Continue reading

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Suggestions when critiquing:

I found these notes from one of the presentations/panels I attended at Life the Universe and Everything symposium. I thought it contained useful information. Any misinformation is the fault of the note taker. Everyone should count Watch for LY words … Continue reading

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Writing sources of income: 

I found these notes from one of the presentations/panels I attended at Life the Universe and Everything symposium. I thought it contained useful information. Any misinformation is the fault of the note taker. Write like the dickens. Sell subscriptions to … Continue reading

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Multi-duty writing:

I found these notes from one of the presentations/panels I attended. I thought it contained useful information. Any misinformation is the fault of the note taker. When you pick up a story and read the first 10 pages you get … Continue reading

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