Realistic Limitations

  The birth of communication across vast distances and the ability to become self-informed of near any topic you desire is both a blessing and a curse to a creative writer. Back in the day a writer could stretch the limits of a readers imagination and make far-fetched statements about things that were either not…

Over-Stimulating the Senses

    We all have that one friend that loves to tell you their great adventures in painstaking detail. They drone on and on about every minor detail as if it makes some kind of impact on your senses. It takes them minutes, sometimes hours to get to their point and when they do they…

The Jigsaw Method of Writing

I adore jigsaw puzzles. There is something so satisfying about putting together all those unique little pieces into a cohesive image. Like most puzzle solvers, I tend to stick to the method of finding the border pieces first before attempting any kind of center images. Jei, on the other hand, has a habit of finding…

A Writer’s Blind Spot

Imagine for a moment that you are asked to give a review to a fellow writer. The binder full of printed paper sits upon your lap, a notebook beside you slowly filling with notes and questions as you flip through each new page. You love the story, but suddenly a page introduces a rift in continuity…

An Apology

My deepest apologies to those who have followed and interacted with both myself and Jei. With every intention, I had hoped to get back on the train of writing the blog when more family tragedy has hit us. Our goal, for now, is to resume posts in June once everything has settled down. Thank you…

Sy & Jei’s Five Writing Tips (#2)

    As promised, our monthly 5 tips for writing. Below are some of the things we have learned or taken away from our experience this month as we work on our manuscript. #1 Write more information about your characters than what the reader may ever see. Telling a good story doesn’t mean that you have…

Love thy Villains

Love and hate are divided by the thinnest line. Perhaps that is why we can love to hate and hate to love the great villains of our favorite stories. So many narcissistic, evil or twisted men and women have drawn us into their snare, only to leave us with that deep appreciation for the well-portrayed…