Continuing from yesterday’s gushing positive post, it’s time for me to talk about a few of the things that were less happy times for me in 2017. If you’re close to me, you know that I also had some pretty rough times this year as well. I’m glad I went through what I went through… Read More Looking back on 2017: the constructive
So, a few months ago, I was talking about getting back into comics… well, I’ve started uploading Some Assembly Required as a webcomic, and I’m pretty happy with the results. Please check it out here, subscribe, and if you’re very very nice, turn off your adblocker!
Whether you are writing a piece of fiction or planning a role-playing game, world building is a crucial aspect of the story you are building, especially if you deal with science-fiction and fantasy. I’ve written a lot about world building before (which you can read about here and here) but I’ve never addressed the particulars… Read More Building a world
So a few years ago, I talked a lot about two types of publishing roads you can undertake when you are looking to get that finished novel out into the world. I explained how to go about getting an agent, and what you can expect if you go the traditional route, as well as what… Read More Small Press publishing
Hello everyone! Due to personal issues, I have severely neglected this blog for the past few months. However, I am getting back to blogging. You can look forward to having a new post every week, which will fall under one of six categories: Writing tips: As always before, there will always be discussions and tips… Read More The end of a long silence
The time for NaNoWriMo is almost here, and I know that many of you are getting ready to rise up to the challenge of writing a complete first draft of a novel in thirty days. It’s something that I like to do, because it’s a great way to engage with a community of other writers… Read More 3 time-saving tips to power through a first draft
I was starting to update this site for the upcoming release of my third novel, Kindred Spirits, but in the course of doing so I found this guest post I did for my blog tour following the release of Brothers In Arms. My main character for this series, Alex Winters, is very young, but burdened… Read More On character motivation and the coming of age story – the burdens we choose
Dialogue The mastery of good dialogue is one of the most important skills that a writer can have; if you’re a screenwriter, then writing good dialogue is the single most important thing you need to learn. As I have mentioned before in my post about the golden rule of “show, don’t tell”, dialogue is the most… Read More He said, she said
On writer’s block In the past few days, no less than three people have approached me with questions on writer’s block and how to overcome it. I was planning to talk about something entirely different today, and was saving this subject for a later time, but I think when I get the same question from… Read More When words don’t flow
Writing unforgettable scenes The scene is the single most important thing to master in storytelling. Yes, you have to create vivid, unique and unforgettable characters, and yes, you have to master structure to be able to be able to weave a story that makes any sort of sense, but the bottom line is, if you… Read More Remember the part when…?