Archive For December 20, 2017

What Type of Writer are You?

 

Notes from InUPress

Presented by Kenneth Shumaker

Issue 024

December 20, 2017.

 

Poll #3

Written by: Kenneth Shumaker

With InUPress through Virily.

“What type of writer are you?” 

I ask people this question a lot, especially when writers ask me for advice. You see, the advice you receive from some others may or may not apply to you, depending on the type of writer you are. Different types of writers work in different modes or styles. So, this advice that you receive maybe sound good advice for one author or writer, while it maybe horrible, useless, or even detrimental advice for another writer. You need to know what type of writer you are before working with writing tools and accepting advice. In the rawest most basic forms there are four forms of writers. We all are branches off from one of these in varying degrees. I haven’t met a single writer that is hardcore to one specific type – a deadlocked solid stereotype. There are stereotypes of each of these writers, which you can research them if you want to know more. I’m going to ask you which of the four you are, and give you a brief rundown on the type. You decide which field you play in most.

  1. First, we have the common Pantser: Are you someone who flies along by the seat of their pants? Someone who works with no plans? Do you work without plot outlines or guides? Do you have no set character moulds for your article? Do you write with no idea really what the story you’re writing is about or where it’s going? Maybe you don’t even know what genre you’re writing it in, to begin with, or how long you’re going to make the article. If this is you, you’re a Pantser. Are you a ‘Pantser?’
  2. Second, is the perennial planner. Are you the writer with the meticulous plot outline? The one with the full character bio profile files? All this before you write the chapter outline with which to build the skeleton of the piece you’re going to write. Do you set an exact target word count for the article, all before sitting down to write? If so you are a ‘planner.’ Are you a ‘planner?’
  3. The third type of a person is the hybrid. This is the person who writes a plot, setting the genre and a rough word count targeting in a general decade of the thousands that they’re aiming for. They might rough out a couple of the main character profiles. Then they wing the rest, flexing their creative juices as they write, adjusting their rough plans on the fly. Are you a writer who rearranges their character bios and location settings on a whim. But keeping meticulous notes, so they can keep facts correct. If you keep notes and rough plans but don’t have a dead set skeletal plan, I call you a ‘hybrid’ writer. Are you a ‘hybrid’ writer?
  4. The in fourth, and yes, there is a fourth, there is the ‘wannabe.’ We have the person who writes a few words here or there and tells people they’re a writer, but they never finish anything. They have notebooks of notes, or computer files of documents started. But they have no finished articles. Do you make plans – but only have plans to write, or has partial articles written? Saying these words to others, ‘I’m a writer,’ or ‘I’m an author.’ If so, then I say you’re a ‘wannabe.’ Are you a ‘wannabe?’

This rounds out the basic four types of writer I’ve encountered in my journey with my writing and publishing experiences, and with the connections that I’ve made networking. Experience has taught me that each type of writer has different unique requirements in time, tools and commitments, and each writer has varying degrees in their needs. No one specific set of advice works for all of them. Happy writing, to all of you.

This is my take on writers – I’d like to hear yours. So leave a comment here on your thoughts or experience as writers or with writers or authors. I’ll respond as quickly as possible to you.

You can contact me through the comments, email, postal mail, or even give InUPress a phone call during business hours.

Tell us about what being a writer is to you.

May the words stay with you?

These notes are written by, Kenneth Shumaker and published with

Inevitable Unicorn Press at Rusty’s Den.

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Thank you for reading.

Kenneth Shumaker and Aria of Inevitable Unicorn Press.

 

 

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About the author: Kenneth Shumaker (Rusty Knight)

Following a long break from writing after winning an award for poetry, Kenneth recovered his passion for writing in 2009. He is a science fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, fantasy, and nonfiction author with Inevitable Unicorn Press (InUPress). Kenneth is publishing on Virily as well as other blog sites and publications. He has available a medieval fantasy novel, titled, ‘Laret: Darkness of Souls.’ He also writes several serial short stories series and has other books available. Kenneth’s two businesses, his wife, his two children, and his six grandchildren also keep him busy.

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Coming soon in 2018, we have Kenneth’s second medieval fantasy novel, ‘Dendar: Souls of Desperation,’ in the ‘Lost Souls’ series.

Due out in 2018, we hope you’ll enjoy Kenneth’s return with his medieval fantasy in the ‘Lost Souls’ series, with the second edition of his first novel ‘Laret: Darkness of Souls,’ returning in the new novel titled, ‘Larret Army: Rising Souls.’

Thank you for reading.

Kenneth Shumaker and Aria of Inevitable Unicorn Press.

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May the words stay with you!

My Journey Blogging!

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Notes from InUPress

By Kenneth Shumaker

Issue 005

Written: July 10, 2017.

Published on Virily: September 30, 2017.

Published on InUPress: December 3, 2017.

 

My journey blogging!

 

Hi, I’m the wayward writer, Kenneth Shumaker. When I was in my twenties and thirties, I loved to get out and travel, exploring the world. I would think nothing of getting a couple of the guys together and taking a five-hour road trip just for coffee and a movie in the next city. Or taking a weekend drive for eighteen hours, ending up sleeping in my vehicle at the foot of a glacier at midnight because I had become too exhausted to drive any further. Then, in the morning turning around and driving back on a different route, observing the scenery the whole trip. This is how blogging for me is now, but on a more professional basis. I take these journeys through the world, now sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.

I’ve been blogging since 2009 when I started with the Owerton Challenge blog at www.owertonna.com/blog which I posted every Friday. The blog was a writing challenge for me to write a fictional post of 500 words, a post based on three words supplied by the blog’s readers. The blog lasted until 2015 when my traditional publisher made it part of our contract that I cease writing for the blog, as she felt the blog was competing with our publishing work that I would be writing for her.

Through various reasons, I started blogging other blogs, such as Bard & Dragoman at www.barddragoman.com, which I was invited to co-author with my editor, Aria. Other blog publishings were started over the years and continue still. I currently write for Virily, Medium and Scriggler among others.

In 2016, I opened up a new Owerton Challenge at www.owerton.ca. I have written sixteen posts in two new series. However, I’ve been remiss in posting these as I’ve been too divided by my many publishing efforts over the last two years: growing my new business, publishing, and setting up my network and contacts. But I’ve been missing you, my readers. The original Owerton Challenge had over 1,800 readers by 2015. Bard & Dragoman has grown to over 3,000 followers over various platforms. But, so far, I’ve been too fragmented and inconsistent in other places to develop your trust here and your readership. This is going to change with my new working schedule and with more consistent post publishing. Virily, Bard & Dragoman (Which is renewing as Ever Bard), along with the renewed Owerton will see me as a regular publisher of posts with new schedules.

On Virily I will publish two fiction series: the ‘Eren’s Challenge’, a sci-fi fantasy serial series, as well as ‘Morgus’, a medieval fantasy serial series. I will also publish a nonfiction post, called ‘Notes from InUPress,’  which are interesting notes written by me, and the occasional polls.

This is our journey together, sharing our trust in each other and guiding the travel of our quest. I’d like to hear from you with you writing us your comments with your ideas and feedback. You can leave your comments in the comments or as an email. Even phone me. I’ll respond to you as soon as I’m available.

These notes are written by, Kenneth Shumaker and published with Inevitable Unicorn Press at Rusty’s Den.

Thank you for reading, please leave us a comment.

May the words stay with you!

© 2017 by Kenneth Shumaker with Inevitable Unicorn Press

www.inupress.ca inupress@inupress.ca

All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by an information storage and retrieval system (except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review or other endorsement or in a recommendation to be printed in a magazine, newspaper, or on the Internet) without permission in writing from the publisher. However, when contacted, the author may be generous with reprint rights and articles.

Trademarks and myriad names used in this work are not authorized by, associated with, or sponsored by the trademark owners. No association with the corporations or names is implied or intended.

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Let us know what you think of Notes from InUPress by going to www.inupress.ca While you are there, you can join the Inevitable Unicorn Press e-mail subscription list to receive news and updates about work from our authors such as Aria, Eric J Kregel, and Kenneth Shumaker. When you first signup for the e-mail list, you will receive a free document. This free pdf changes with time. Recently, the gift was a copy of Kenneth Shumaker’s biography of the protagonists, the Black Swans, from his epic fantasy novel, Laret. Later, the bonus was an episode from the epic fantasy serial series, Markus’.

While on the home page of InUPress leave a comment, telling us what you think of our author’s work or our website.

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Our graphics designer of covers and headers is Kenneth Shumaker.

Editing is by Donna Shumaker.

The distribution, marketing, production, promotions, and publishing is by Inevitable Unicorn Press (InUPress).

About the author: Kenneth Shumaker (Rusty Knight)

Following a long break from writing, I recovered my passion for writing in 2009. I write science fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, fantasy, and nonfiction as an author with Inevitable Unicorn Press (InUPress). I am writing on Virily and other blog sites and publications. I have available a medieval fantasy novel, titled, ‘Laret: Darkness of Souls.’ I also write several serial short story series and novels. My two businesses, wife, two adult children, and six grandchildren keep me busy.

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Join us on Virily to fulfil your reading and creative enquiring desires. View the creative images and writings of our Virily authors and image creators by joining up with a Virily subscription membership, satisfy your creative enquiring desires.

Second, if you desire to learn new creation, business, or technical skills, seek out those new skills on a strong learning platform of over 50,000 courses. These courses are offered by hundreds of creative authors, editors, business people and thousands of other creative professional crafts, business, and technical people in online courses. Sign up now and join us with a membership subscription, learn nearly any skill you can think of, improving your abilities in your creative work, your business abilities as well as many technical skills.

We invite you to entertain your reading journey with our fantasy, sci-fi/fantasy and science fiction as well as other genres of writing. This includes non-fiction discussion episodes. Our articles and books are written by authors such as Eric J Kregel, Aria and Kenneth Shumaker published by, Inevitable Unicorn Press (InUPress).”

To find out more join us with memberships at Virily or Skillshare with InUPress’ author, Kenneth Shumaker on these links:

  • Join Virily with a membership subscription through this link: Virily.
  • Access a Skillshare membership subscription and receive a bonus through this link by joining through this link: Skillshare.
  • Or seek out more from InUPress and its author’s writings by subscribing with an email membership subscription at this link: InUPress.ca.

Thank you, Kenneth, for Inevitable Unicorn Press (InUPress).

 

 

 

 

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