Just an announcement today.
I’m ever cognizant that there are writers too far away to attend my on-site seminars and writing intensives. And frankly, I’m not doing many of them anymore anyway.
To that end, I put together some audio lectures. There are several on various aspects of the craft itself, and today I decided to put the best technique I’ve ever learned back in the lineup.
It’s called Writing Off Into the Dark. If you know any writers who might be interested, please let them know. They can get all the information on all the lectures at http://harveystanbrough.com/lecture-series. For Writing Off Into the Dark, scroll down to Lecture 12.
Pssst. I first discovered Writing Off Into the Dark not quite a year ago. I began applying it and Heinlein’s Business Rules in mid-April of 2014. Since then, I’ve written 52 short stories, 3 novels and a novella in just over 313,000 words. I’ve written another 29,000 words on my current novel. What’s really cool is that 275,740 of those words came since 1 October 2014. And what’s even cooler than that is that from January 1 to February 16, I’ve written just under 110,000 words (109,763).
All because of Writing Off Into the Dark and Heinlein’s Rules.
Now granted, this is not the way your English teacher or your critique group says you should write. Then again, my English teacher never wrote and published a novel. And as for critique groups, if the members are more widely published than I am and have a larger readership, I’ll listen.
Thing is, this is how Ray Bradbury and Robert Heinlein and all the pulp writers and every long-term professional writer out there writes. That’s good enough a recommendation for me. (grin)
Anyway, all the audio lectures are good. I suggest you swing by and look at them, especially if you haven’t taken my seminars or if you missed a few. Once you sign up for one, you can listen to it as often as you like and come back to it whenever you like.
Back on the 21st with the next regular post.
‘Til then, happy writing!