Balancing Feel and Story

More often than not, I'll forfeit the ability to experience a story with my own imagination via books for watching TV or a movie. It's weird to admit as someone who's studied English for the better part of his life, but I really don't love reading. I honestly never really did. In fact, unless I've… Continue reading Balancing Feel and Story

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Staying Animated

Last night, a few of my friends were discussing really bad anime that we could all agree were just poorly done. For each one we agreed on, there was always something that went wrong with the first couple of episodes. Despite what you're probably thinking, I don't mean the first couple of episodes were always… Continue reading Staying Animated

A Great Ally in Time

Ya know. Throughout my unemployment thus far, I wanted to try to use the time that I would've been at work toward writing instead. Obviously writing about the same things for eight straight hours sounds like a daunting task but I was determined to try my best. But it seems my best is three hours… Continue reading A Great Ally in Time

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

The Unpopular Death Note Theory

So about a month ago, I talked about how determining if books aren't inherently better than their film adaptations. It's all subjective. Link to that post is here if you'd like to read it. Today, I wanted to bring it up again because Netflix just released their live-action film adaptation of the Death Note anime. And… Continue reading The Unpopular Death Note Theory

Skip to the Good Bit

So on day three of unemployment, I feel like I'm finally back on track as far as writing goes. I should have chapter four done either tonight or tomorrow and I'm now realizing just how long this whole thing is gonna be when it's done. Suffice to say, the length is gonna be pretty intimidating,… Continue reading Skip to the Good Bit

Oh, the Endless Distractions

Writing is not the easiest thing in the world by any means. I'm sure I'm not the only person who gets a little anxious just thinking about sitting down and devoting time to it, which is probably why my personal work usually takes a while. And I'm probably not the only person who finds it… Continue reading Oh, the Endless Distractions

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

Preparing for the Oncoming Storm

One of the biggest turn-offs for writing novels, if not the biggest, in my opinion, is all of the setup. That part of the novel filled to the brim with exposition, precise details, sometimes a timeline of events. Naturally, this can be something spread out rather than a giant wall of text (GWT). Nevertheless, it's… Continue reading Preparing for the Oncoming Storm