People often ask me what tools I use to write with. I've created this page to summarize all my favorite tools to write with, but keep in mind the best tools for you to write with are the ones that work for you. All of these items are linked with affiliate links, I get a… Continue reading What Tools Does a Professional Fiction Writer Use?
(Note: this originally appeared to members of my Patreon in October) One of the most well-read posts on my website is the post I titled "How I outline a novel" which I then updated several years later, which was mostly a summary of how I approached writing my first novel Crystal Rain. Some (cough) years… Continue reading Why I Wrote a 21,000 Word Outline for My Novel…
Hi, I'm Tobias Buckell, a science fiction writer, and this is How I Bullet Journal. I mentioned I'd started bullet journalling on twitter and people were curious and suggested I create a blog post. So in September, I had been seeing people mentioning Bullet Journals and seen some Instagram links and Pinterest accounts about bullet… Continue reading This Is How I Bullet Journal
A good friend asked me to write about my pigeons and pellets story I've been telling friends for the past year. It goes something like this... When I talk to writers I often reinforce the importance of milestones versus goals. Milestones are things you'd like to have happen to you. Selling a story. Selling a… Continue reading Writers and Pellets: How Randomness, Success, and Art Can Drive You Crazy
I hope it's no secret to many reading here that I don't consider myself wholly white. Some of you reading since 1998 may know a thing or two about me, but since I've become published in novel form more people are coming to the blog and reading and finding out about me online and express… Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be This Caribbean Writer?
The results of my survey concerning how many books a published writer wrote before they sold their first are in. This survey came about because not too long ago I overhead a newer writer talking about the fact that he had been submitting his first novel to publishers and was growing quite discouraged by the… Continue reading How Many Novels Did You Write Before Selling One? 150 Writers Answer
In 2005 and 2007 108 science fiction and fantasy authors replied to a survey I did asking what they got for an advance for a book. Basically I put up a survey on my website that people could fill out who were SF or Fantasy authors (sorry other genres, I don't log your data, even… Continue reading What’s the Average Advance on a Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel?