My First Article For Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

Posted: June 14, 2013 in Journalism, Writing
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From now on when I announce articles for that blog, I’ll be doing some form of abbreviation.

Recently I took a position writing articles for a blog that helps self-published authors. Last night I finished my first article and uploaded it onto the blog. The article, titled “World-Building In Fiction”, talks about the importance of setting in a fiction story and techniques to improve the settings of one’s stories. I listed five points and added a photo of Cloud City from The Empire Strikes Back as an example of a complex and visually stunning setting.

To say the least, I’ve had a pretty good reaction. A couple of comments, pletny of likes. It makes me feel good, because this was my first article and I was really nervous about what sort of feedback I’d get. My thoughts basically were, “Does this sound preachy? If I say this, will someone be offended? Is the ending clear and concise? Does it even wrap up the article with any sort of finality?” To say the least, I’m relieved that nobody’s calling for me to be burned at the stake.

If you wish to read the article, you can follow the link here. Who knows? You might pick up a tip or two for your own writing.


  1. nivaladiva says:

    I can imagine how scary it is to write something like that, but you did a great job. t’s a wonderful article. Congratulations. Many more to come I’m sure.

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