Author Update Q2 2024

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I wrote 3 books out of 5 of a series. They are in various states of editing hell, and books 4 and 5 are in various states of outlined, and rough draft depending on the chapter. It’s a cozy fantasy mystery series based in 1920 Cleveland, but with the twist that in 1820 magic was revealed to be real, as are mythical creatures. The books try to show how that would have altered the world while having a good adventure. Books 4 and 5 and probably 6 are based in 2020 Cleveland with the progression continuing. If I’m still having fun with it I might try to write 3 more in 2120 Cleveland, though I may do a post apocalypse style with a look at how the middle east, and Ukraine are being destroyed right now.

Any way this year my loose goals is to force my brain to edit and publish book 1, and end the cycle of rewrites that I’ve been stuck in for the last 10 years. So I’m going to publish one chapter at a time as a serial on my author website, and to publish each chapter as a webcomic on my artist site.

I’m aiming to post daily updates on my blog about the webcomic progress. The posts are for me so I can look back and see positive progress. https://craftedbylittledragons.net/

I’ll be doing the same on my author site.
Serial is here: https://kandesouthworth.net/index.php/category/serial-todd-and-the-fae/
Author blog is here: https://kandesouthworth.net/index.php/category/blog/

How to Write better Fiction

The Art of Creative Writing: Learn Storytelling Techniques
https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/3321-the-art-of-creative-writing-learn-storytelling-techniques

Creative Writing for Film and Theater
https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/4374-creative-writing-for-film-and-theater

Transformational Character Arcs: 6 Steps to a Plot-Driving Protagonist
https://www.skillshare.com/en/classes/transformational-character-arcs-6-steps-to-a-plot-driving-protagonist/425442908?via=project-details?via=project-details

The teachable classes:

HB90 https://heartbreathings.teachable.com/p/hb90-bootcamp

Publish and Thrive https://heartbreathings.teachable.com/p/publish-and-thrive

And then there’s the list of Udemy class I took over the last 10 years trying to break the rewriting cycle.

Make Your Writing Stand Out in Eight Easy Steps
Writing Novels and Query Letters: write fiction that sells
Finishing a Manuscript in 60 Days
Writing Skills: Self-Edit Your Writing Like A Pro!
How To Start A Website for Writers, Artists & Creative Types
Secret Sauce Of Great Writing (New Edition)
The Sticky Stories Formula
Persuasion Psychology: 5 Proven Tips
Persuasion Skills – Basics
How to have a positive impact on people
Starting to write
Meditation: Getting Through Beginner’s Block
Creative Writing – Writer’s Block Workbook Volume 1
Nonviolent Action & Movement Building
Mindfulness for Individuals: Mindfulness and Neuroscience
Publish your children’s book in print: A Crash Course
Scrivener | Back up to Dropbox and Jazz up Your Interface
Kindle Book Promotion: Tips To Promote Your Book Right Now

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By MK