Becoming a Beta Reader, Becoming a Better Writer at 10 Minute Novelists

This month at 10 Minute Novelists, I talk about how becoming a beta reader for other writer can make someone a better writer.

If you look up online advice for writers, you’ll likely find a mention of beta readers and how crucial they are for improving one’s writing. Yet, with all the emphasis out there on finding a beta reader or ten, there’s very little said about how being a beta reader improves your own writing.

So if you never thought about becoming a beta reader, hop over to my guest post. Continue reading “Becoming a Beta Reader, Becoming a Better Writer at 10 Minute Novelists”

Dealing with the Impostor Syndrome at 10 Minute Novelists

Like every month, I have a guest post at 10 Minute Novelists website, and this time I’m talking about the impostor syndrome so many writers seem to be suffering from.

Being a writer comes with a huge array of insecurities, from doubting our ideas to confidence in putting one’s commas in the right place. Writer’s impostor syndrome is one of them. Nearly every writer I talked to or seen speaking online, admits to suffering from it or had suffered from it in the past. Continue reading “Dealing with the Impostor Syndrome at 10 Minute Novelists”

Finding Time to Write at 10 Minute Novelists

My monthly guest post at 10 Minute Novelists is up, and this month I’m tackling the issue close many writers: finding time to write.

If you ever tried to create anything with words: a short story, a blog post, or an essay, you know that writing is a time-consuming hobby. In a busy life, finding time to write can be both challenging and frustrating. So how can you do it? Continue reading “Finding Time to Write at 10 Minute Novelists”

Love Your Writing: a Writer’s Self-care at 10 Minute Novelists

Like every 4th Friday of the month, I have a guest post at 10 Minute Novelists. Today I’m writing about how important it is to love your writing.

It might be in human nature to love perfect things, but beauty also lies elsewhere. You can find it in the unique imperfections, in the things that you have a personal connection to, in the things that evoke strong feelings, making you laugh or cry. Your writing, if you give it a chance, ticks all those boxes. Then why not love it, even if it’s still need some work?

If you’re a writer who’s at time struggling with their motivation, self-doubt, or other writing-related griefs, hop over to 10 Minute Novelists and… love your writing!

Love Your Writing: a Writer's Self-care

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My story in The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror III

Today, The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror III – an anthology edited by Robert N Stephenson has its release. I’m pleased to announce that among stories by writers from all over the world you can also find mine. Set in cyberpunk-like setting, Karel on the Other Side is a story about a cybernet glider who suddenly finds herself on the other side… of everything.

The book is available in multiple ebook formats on Smashwords, and as a paperback from Amazon.

The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror cover

About the anthology:

The Anthology that collects short stories across three genres from all over the world. While all authors are paid for their work, the eBook is free, or at a low cost to cover the service offered by Smashwords. If a print book is required then it is available on Create Space and Amazon at cost price plus shipping. This non-profit project was designed by Robert N Stephenson to find new and establish voices in genre and give them an outlet for their work. Please do support this enterprise by sharing and letting others come and download the book.

Writing Multiple Projects at 10 Minute Novelists

Writing Multiple Projects: Pros and Cons

Like every month, I’d like to invite you to my article on 10 Minute Novelists. This time, inspired by my own process, I’m discussing the pros and cons of writing multiple projects.

This process is not for everyone, but each writer will weigh the advantages and disadvantages differently, so I decided to have a closer look at it. If you’re considering working on multiple projects as well, I hope my text will help you decide.

Writing Multiple Projects

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7 Gift Ideas for Writers at 10 Minute Novelists

As on every fourth Friday of the month, I have a guest post at 10 Minute Novelists website. Today, aligned with the Black Friday madness, I’m sharing 7 Gift Ideas for Writers, so check it out if you’re looking for inspiration.

7 Gift Ideas for Writers

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And if you’d like to get something with my designs, hop over to one of my online stores. All of them are offering nice deals this weekend.

“Foreigners in Dialogues” at 10 Minute Novelists

Last month I shared the news of joining the 10 Minute Novelists blog team. My first article was about Foreign Phrases in Your Novel, and today I’m sharing more insights on writing foreign characters. This time you can find suggestions for writing foreigners in dialogues and how to reflect their struggle with English.

If you want to learn more about how to mess up the characters’ usage of English, head over to the 10 Minute Novelists website and check out How to Write Foreigners in Dialogues.

How to Write Foreigners in Dialogues

 

Two Stories of Mine in a Polish Anthology

Yesterday was the release day for a Polish anthology, Memento. Opowiadania o życiu i śmierci. (Memento. Stories About Life and Death) by RW 2010 Publishing House. Inside, you can read not one, but two of my stories. Bębniarz pana Roache (Mr. Roache’s Drummer) addresses the theme of death in a quasi-steampunk setting, while Siedem procent szans (Seven-Percent Chance) deals with living.
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Joining the 10 Minute Novelists Blog Team

As some of you might already know, I’m one of the Admins in an awesome Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists. The group gathers over 8,000 writers from across the world, ranging from complete beginners to published authors. I also participate in and help to administrate the 365 Writing Club, a year-long challenge for the group’s members.

And now, I’m happy to announce I’ll be joining the 10 Minute Novelists blog team. Each month I’ll be sharing an article on writing craft and related topics.

In my first post, I’m writing about adding foreign phrases to your novel, and how to get them right. So if you have any foreign language speakers in your work-in-progress, head over to the 10 Minute Novelists website. And while you’re there, be sure to check other great articles on writing, publishing, and marketing.