Don’t let your dreams be dreams

"Don't assume your dreams are just fantasy. If you can imagine a world, believe in it... and dive in." Yeah, this is another Kingdom Hearts reference. Sorry, not sorry. And yeah, that headline is from Shia LaBeouf's "Just Do It" motivational speech. Again, sorry, not sorry. Anyway. I've been having these weird thoughts lately. We're done with… Continue reading Don’t let your dreams be dreams

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ICYMI: Chapter One

Hello friends! I'm feeling a little drained today between the job search and Destiny 2, so I'm just gonna roll with an ICYMI post this afternoon. If you haven't seen it yet or just haven't had the time, here's a link to a post from last week including the entire first chapter draft of my… Continue reading ICYMI: Chapter One

A Little of your Time

Welp. Here's the entire first chapter if you'd like to take a look. It's about 7,000 words or about 30 pages, by the way. If you're feeling up to the task and have already read the bit I shared before, there's a big ole horizontal line where you left off. I almost didn't share this… Continue reading A Little of your Time

Finding my Way

So, I guess in an effort to stick to my guns in a previous post about criticism and feedback, I wanted to share a short excerpt (roughly six pages in Word/2,000 words) from the beginning of the novel I'm currently working on. I haven't shared it without people I don't know personally in quite some… Continue reading Finding my Way

Movie Mischief Unmanaged

Despite that oh-so-clever headline, no, I'm not going to talk about Harry Potter. Instead, I'd like to talk about how the over-abundance of clips, trailers, and behind-the-scenes videos are shaping the marketing of movies. And I'll leave you to decide whether that's a good thing. It would be silly to talk on this topic without… Continue reading Movie Mischief Unmanaged

Criticism is key

Dialogue in creative writing has always been my strong point. So much so that every time I get my work critiqued, I'm usually told the dialogue is really good. But conversely, that makes me overly concerned that the parts in between are insufficient to evoke a similar reaction. But what makes my dialogue so good?… Continue reading Criticism is key