Alan Hauschild

Alan Hauschild

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    1. Re: A new author in need of writing tips!

      Well... there is soo much. I would recommend first learning a few concepts: POV and their influence, strengths and weaknesses. It will lead you towards the style you want to tell your story. Character (...)


    2. Re: What is the general and best consensus on how to balance writing and marketing a new book?

      As an amateur writer, and even as a professional writer, the focus is in the writing. I would only advice investing into it if the work is solid and has a good standard of quality, and only in small things (...)


    3. Re: How to write flaws in to characters

      - Flaws must make sense. (This skips all the SAO BS examples) - Flaws must impact the character and the world arround them. - Flaws can not be overcome in a single oportune moment, nor be surpassed out (...)


    4. Re: Impacts of a cover photo

      Covers are a good investment, they give a lot of information about your story and can appeal visually to the reader. But covers photos are two edged blades, just like any other instrument used to appeal (...)


    5. Re: You are inspired? Have you imagined a great story? Here are the basics on how to not destroy it.

      I did. I wrote short stories over the years in the 500 words to 5K words range and finished a 14K novella (my favorite work) between two novels to work on descriptions.  My first novel was 105K (...)


    6. Re: You are inspired? Have you imagined a great story? Here are the basics on how to not destroy it.

      I target the web audience so my chapters are 1.5 to 2.5K in length. I do not post until the story is finished in draft. My first story by the time I posted it went through a beta read and a few redrafts (...)


    7. Re: You are inspired? Have you imagined a great story? Here are the basics on how to not destroy it.

      I was told that daily releases increase your chance to get noticed, so this is what I did on this site. My story was completed. I am trying to post my second one with longer breaks, to see if it will (...)


    8. Re: You are inspired? Have you imagined a great story? Here are the basics on how to not destroy it.

      Question: So, I did try to plan out plot points and try to get to a point every chapter but the closest thing to a timeline or a storyboard looks more like a tree. I just get more ideas on what to write (...)


    9. Re: You are inspired? Have you imagined a great story? Here are the basics on how to not destroy it.

      Initially I would like to state that this is merely my opinion as a fellow writer, there is no right way of writing, nor rule that can not be broken. The first story... soo much excitement and inspiration (...)