Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Inspiration: Dislikes

Have you ever encountered something you dislike or found offensive, or that pissed you off to a point that it became your inspiration? I didn’t like the general lack of non-Western European folklore in fantasy (at least, the lack I’d […]

Continue Reading

On The Use Of Italics

I’ve been reading a lot lately. Which is funny, because I’ve been writing a ridiculous amount and historically, one has edged out the other. Point is: I read a book this weekend. It was good, and after reading a few […]

Continue Reading

Background Noise: Deus Ex Machina And Foreshadowing

Background Noise: Deus Ex Machina And Foreshadowing

Do you ever have stories that involve some big world thing to provide key motivation/complication to your characters? Say, a war breaking out that the characters are drawn into, but the primary plot is navigating a mother-daughter relationship. And have […]

Continue Reading

The Importance of Classics

The community theater group I got involved with last year has just announced auditions for Dracula next weekend. I’m so excited! But the more I thought about it, the more I realized something: I don’t know this story at all. […]

Continue Reading

Writing To Limitations; or, The Joy Of Boxes

“Think outside the box.” We hear this advice all the time in so many scenarios. What it’s really saying is, “You know the standard expectation/solution? Go beyond that.” But what happens when you take the box away? A select few […]

Continue Reading

Revision Doubts

Revision Doubts

It’s not impossible to tell if you’re writing has improved. Facing a revision is hard. The whole manuscript sits in front of you and the thought of beginning is overwhelming. Where do you begin? What do you change? Are your […]

Continue Reading