Adrian's blog about his writings and his journey in the publishing world.

 

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Developing the “Inner-Story” of your Chapter

Developing the “Inner-Story” of your Chapter

In the way that I design my stories, I want every chapter to have a purpose, to have its own spotlight, its own conflict and drama. I refer to this as the chapter’s “inner story”. While chapters are the framework of a story, I argue that a chapter is more than just a mechanism of format.

Too many times I’ve read chapters where the only purpose they served was to describe time pass as the…

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Speed Reading Techniques

I don’t consider myself a fast reader by any means. I am slow, methodical, and like to savor every word. This can become problematic considering the general wisdom that the more an author reads, the better a writer they become; or as Stephen King puts it: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”. This is compounded especially when you have…

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Book Review: Foundation

Book Review: Foundation

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Overview: Foundation is a science fiction novel written by the master of science fiction, Isaac Asimov. Originally written as a series of 8 short stories published between 1942 – 1950, Foundation is the first novel in a series of 7.

Spoiler Free Plot: Foundation is set well into the future, where intergallactice space travel is possible. The Galactic Empire has grown…

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The Defender of Traditional Publishing - John GreenWith the technological improvements of digital publishing and the ease of marketability to the…View Post

The Defender of Traditional Publishing - John Green

With the technological improvements of digital publishing and the ease of marketability to the…

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World Building Tips when Writing Sci-Fi or FantasyWe all know the importance of world building. Even if only one aspect of your world is what grabs…View Post

World Building Tips when Writing Sci-Fi or Fantasy

We all know the importance of world building. Even if only one aspect of your world is what grabs…

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Helpful Writing Tools & TipsThis post is meant to serve as a simple tool box for writers. It’s an assortment of various writing…View Post

Helpful Writing Tools & Tips

This post is meant to serve as a simple tool box for writers. It’s an assortment of various writing…

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Adrian Diglio’s Blog, 2013 in reviewThe WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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Adrian Diglio’s Blog, 2013 in review

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Book Review: Ender’s GameRating: 5 out of 5 stars – I highly recommend this book!
Overview: Ender’s Game is a science…View Post

Book Review: Ender’s Game

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – I highly recommend this book!

Overview: Ender’s Game is a science…

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