I’ll be honest, now that I’m trying to post here with some sort of regularity again, I sometimes have trouble figuring out what to write about. So occasionally I’ll look back through past posts for inspiration. Considering I’ve got about ten years of backlog (wait, what?!), there’s plenty to choose from. (Actually, the ten yearContinue reading “How to Write Your Unicorn”
Category Archives: The Art of Writing
The Lost Art of Storytelling
I love books. What a shocker, right? But it’s true, if a little simplified. There’s nothing I love more than losing myself in a story, getting pulled into an imaginary world, and being immersed in a character’s journey. Books are obviously a big part of that, but I also love other mediums: film, TV, comics,Continue reading “The Lost Art of Storytelling”
Making Magic (Systems)
Spell and curses, potions and enchantments. I just love magic, don’t you? It makes the worlds and stories in the books we read just come alive. But creating that magic takes a little more effort than waving a wand and saying “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo.” Not everyone makes their magic systems the same way, but IContinue reading “Making Magic (Systems)”
The Difficulty of Art
Art isn’t always pretty. And it certainly isn’t always easy. A brief update about what’s been going on lately.
What’s the Deal With Beta Readers?
As I get closer to finishing this draft of my novel (draft #5, for those keeping count), my focus has shifted toward beta readers. I’ve mentioned them a few times and lots of people I’ve talked to aren’t sure what they are or what they do. So I’m going to answer some of the commonContinue reading “What’s the Deal With Beta Readers?”
Book Update: Nova’s Test
Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been doing with my book lately. Until next time, word nerds!
Fairy or Fae
Fairy or faery? Which is correct spelling? Is there a difference? What do people mean when they say “fae”? As an avid fan of fairy tales and fantasy books and movies, this is actually something I’ve been curious about for a long time. But as I started to dig into the subject, the information wasContinue reading “Fairy or Fae”
The Topic of Grief
I think all of us who have watched a movie about a hero on a quest (or seen a Disney movie, for that matter) have noticed a common theme in those stories. Dead parents. I know, I know, that’s a super morbid thought. Why have I even brought it up?
A Novel Update
Get it? It’s a joke, because it’s an update about the novel I’m writing and also it’s a novel (new, unique, rare) experience that I’m posting and update…. Haha…. Anyway, some people out there have been curious about the novel I’m writing, Nova’s Test.
The Follow-Through Problem
Here’s the deal, friends. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in 1st grade. I started writing my first book in middle school. That was more than 10 years ago (and isn’t that weird to think about!) and in that time I’ve only finished two manuscripts. Now, that’s not to say it shouldContinue reading “The Follow-Through Problem”