The Underappreciated Writer

    I want you to take a moment and think of your favorite television series. Or perhaps think about your favorite movie. Video game? Play? Book? Magazine? How about that witty website you like to visit? Now imagine all of those pieces of entertainment that you enjoy on a day to day basis and…

Sunday Side Quest #29

I keep mentioning the craziness that November was. NaNoWriMo was more than just a journey of writing the minimum of 50k in 30 days. It was an event that was filled with friendship and discovery. One of the greatest discoveries that came from it was a place called The WatchTower Café in Salt Lake City…

Writing Love Out?

One of the challenges I faced during my NaNoWriMo project was the realization and execution of having the main character without a love interest or romantic entanglement. While I know it could be done, it is not something I had attempted previously and had rarely seen in mainstream fiction. Most of the time everyone has…

Mission Accomplished!

I swear November went by in a flash. Thirty days may seem like a lot, but with a deadline on your hands and a word count in your heart, it just whooshes by you without notice. This year, for the first time ever Jei and I decided to try our hand at the crazy movement…

Monday Monthly Mop-up – Nov

Welcome to Monday Monthly Mop-up where we take a quick moment to look back on the last month’s highlights and give you a sneak peek into what is to come. November Highlights Sy & Silent Jei broke 425 followers Most Popular Post: The 7 Deadly Sins of a Writing Community Most Popular Tweet: DON’T BE…

Sunday Side Quest #28

Life takes a lot of funny turns. I have mentioned in previous posts that I have gone through a lot of changes. One of the largest changes in my life was the sudden move from the south back to my former home in the west where my family is. What I don’t mention is the…

Character vs Plot Driven Stories

November has ended and with it a lot of lessons have been learned. The experiment of attempting 50k in 30 days has been an interesting adventure. Next Wednesday I will expand further on the many challenges we faced and how we adapted to handle them. Today though I wanted to dive into the particulars of…