An Experienced Author Shares his Tips on NaNoWriMo


By Michael D. Young

So, you want to do NaNoWriMo? Good! And good luck! It’s not for the faint of heart, especially if writing is not your primary profession. I’ve done NaNoWriMo eight times and managed to write the full 50,000 words seven out of the eight times, all while trying to juggle family and work life. Though it can be difficult, it’s an incredibly rewarding experience that has produced some of my favorite work. 

From Writer to Author by F.C. Shaw

I’ve been writing since I could read. I have notebooks and journals galore, dating back to my early elementary years. From an early age I had no problem labeling myself as a writer.

But having the confidence to label myself an author came much later. By my late twenties I had written my Sherlock Academy series, dabbled in self-publishing, and was leading a writer’s group. Yet I couldn’t muster the nerve to call myself an author.

Author Michael Darling Reviews The Mandalorian

A few short weeks ago, we, the fans of Star Wars, had no idea how quickly we would be captivated by a character with absolutely no ability to show facial expressions. And that’s just “Baby Yoda.” Even better is the character the show is named for, the Mandalorian, who never reveals his face because “that is the way.” This is one series that works its way into the greater Lucasfilm universe as a wonderful addition and a return to the brand of storytelling that made Star Wars fun in the first place.

Future House Publishing Increases Distribution Power with Workman Publishing

Over the last five years, Future House has grown a lot. We’ve gone from having three books, to over 50 titles, including novels in licenses like Mythica and Super Dungeon. We’ve sold books, anthologies, short stories, t-shirts, and even mini figures for a board game.

Last Fall we partnered up with Familius and began breaking our way into some of the more traditional publishing channels. It’s been awesome to see our books get the attention from bookstores that they’ve been getting on Kickstarter, Amazon, and in schools.

Now we have even bigger news. Through Familius, Future House is now going to be distributed by the largest independent publisher in the nation, Workman Publishing. 

Super Dungeon Book Series Pre-Order Coming Soon

In August, Future House Publishing announced our new five-book series based in the world of Super Dungeon. Since that announcement, we’ve had tons of feedback from fans of the game. It’s been so great to hear from you all and see how excited you are about this new series!

Your voices were clear. The vast majority of you were interested in a pre-order and so that’s what we’ve decided to do.

Future House Novelizes International Strategy Game Hit Super Dungeon

Elves, princesses, and riftlings…Set in the world of the bestselling tabletop strategy game, Super Dungeon, our new five book series tells the story of the Heroes of Crystalia as they battle epic monsters and track down the adventuring princesses in the furthest reaches of the realm. The series and limited edition miniature figures of the main characters will be available later this year.

What Sets Fantasy Apart from Other Genres and Why Is It So Popular?

When it comes to fiction, everyone has their favorite genres. As the fourth most popular genre behind romance, action, and science fiction, fantasy always tends to fall within the top 5. While some critics lump sci-fi and fantasy together, fantasy is in a world of its own because of the magic everyone wishes they possessed. Both sci-fi and fantasy put readers in another world and usually another time, but always with the understanding that there is nothing commonplace about what you are about to read.