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…

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…

Motivation Station

All Aboard! Here’s a list of the cheesiest motivational quotes ever! Just kidding!     No matter what task you are taking on, habit you are trying to break or routine you are attempting to establish, motivation is sometimes hard to come by. When you lose that wind in your sails you feel disheartened and…

A Writer’s Haven

    We all have bad days. Sometimes we come home, see the mess we left from the morning or smell the stinky milk from the fridge and our mood sours with it. Suddenly, from car to home we find our mood shifting in the direction dictated by our environment. I believe we sometimes forget…

World Building – Drill Down Method

I have come to adore the daunting task of world building. Of course, with this enjoyment comes the slippery slope of obsession when it comes to the details I love to put into every corner of each world I build from scratch. Because of this, perhaps unhealthy, obsession I have found the sweet spot for…

Character Profiling

    I have always enjoyed getting to know the characters behind my stories. I have obsessed over their details in my mind for years. I had figured, after the criticism that I had received in the past, that utilizing a character profile, akin to something from my gaming history, was taboo and wrong. There…