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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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

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

The Style of Audience

Let's talk about writing style. Almost as important as the actual content. Two stories with essentially the same subject matter but with different writing styles are effectively completely different. Finding your style, for lack of a better phrase, makes your work unique. Things like word choice, fluency and voice contribute to this. But rather than treat… Continue reading The Style of Audience

Inspiration in the Works

Annnd for today's topic: Inspiration. One thing that everyone seems to look for nowadays is an original idea, which is absolutely great if you have one. Originality is so sought after because it's so hard to come by because there are over seven billion people alive today. The Population Reference Bureau estimates that a whopping… Continue reading Inspiration in the Works