Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#ChatWithHannah Ep 10: On Editing, Cover Design, Avoiding Preachiness, and More

Today we talk about how to make the editing process less gruesome, ways to keep your story from being preachy, and tips for keeping track of all the details in world development. I also discuss my cover design process and Delilah Dirk, a graphic novel that I’d love to see converted into a movie at some point.

AND, bonus: I reveal the cover for Flames of Courage, the second short story in the Terebinth Tree Chronicles. If you want to stay updated on its publication, follow me here:




And don’t forget to read Colors of Fear in preparation for Flames of Courage!

Okay. On with the video:

Space Opera book recommendations:

Scout’s Progress by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover

The next #ChatWithHannah video is coming out on May 16th, so leave a question below or use the hashtag on social media to get answers.

The #ChatWithIndieAuthor interview with Daley Downing comes out on April 25th, so leave questions for her below! Just make sure you mention that they’re for her and not me. In the meantime, check out her blog here.

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Related articles:
#ChatWithHannah Episode 4: NaNoWriMo Tips, Favorite Movies, and Overcoming Writer's Block
#ChatWithHannah Ep 9: On Writing About Tough Topics, The Batman Mentality, and More
#ChatWithHannah Episode 5: Writing grief-stricken characters and non-preachy Christian fiction

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  1. I left a question for Daley buried in the comments on a different post, so in case it's not unearthed in time, here it is: How has being a parent influenced how you write younger characters/family dynamics?

    1. Thanks Justice! I added this to the drawing. =D

  2. Oh! I have a tip for micro editing!! A lot of word processing systems have read-aloud features (and if yours doesn't, you can find a free one online). What I do is read along as the voice is reading the story out loud, and it's a lot easier to find spelling/grammar mistakes that way. :)


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