Category: Writing

Writing With Illness

It started two days ago. My throat was sore and dry, where it hurt to drink water. I figured I woke up, dehydrated, and my own stupidity was the source of my woes. So I drank and I drank and I drank some more.… Continue Reading “Writing With Illness”

Go Time – Reached the Climax

I was writing at a pace of 4000 words a day. Yesterday slowed to 1500 and today isn’t off to a good start, but I have time. More importantly, I reached that point. I reached the point where you can ride forward on a… Continue Reading “Go Time – Reached the Climax”

Daydream with Wild Abandon

It’s been three days since I’ve written. My characters went off script. I’m allowing it because it makes sense, it ties up some loose ends I had, it made a few characters far cooler than they were intended to ever become, and if I… Continue Reading “Daydream with Wild Abandon”

It’s Okay to Steal Ideas

When someone tells me their story, I often reply with, “Oh, have you read [x]?” To which they often scowl, curse me out for ruining their idea, and storm off, never to tell me another idea. Often times, I tell them an idea that’s… Continue Reading “It’s Okay to Steal Ideas”

Write the Great American Novel

Watched The Great Gatsby last night. It’s been a good long while since I read the book, so I’ll likely have to do that soon. But it reminded me of a lot of lessons. There are a lot of youths out there who, while writing, have… Continue Reading “Write the Great American Novel”

Fantasy Requires Religion

I’ve been debating posting this for a very long time. There are numerous drafts I’ve deleted and rewritten only to delete later, but here, I think I have it. First, a definition for the sake of this article of religion. For the sake of… Continue Reading “Fantasy Requires Religion”

Novel Writing Lessons

I learned a lesson in the last week. I sent out my first four chapters (I consider it part one in a four part novel) to beta readers. I know some of you read this. Hi. After reading a few comments, I wanted to… Continue Reading “Novel Writing Lessons”

Feels after a novel

I’m reading Plot and Structure. Despite the really horrible character book I read, this has been a most worthwhile purchase. Currently it’s a lot of affirmation, but then Mr. Bell asked a very compelling question. Fill in the blank: When readers read my novels, I want… Continue Reading “Feels after a novel”

Brave Men

So I have my cleaning done, my cooking done (more of a stew than the soup I was attempting, though I believe it will make a great base for future meals instead of being a meal in and of itself), my writing well finished… Continue Reading “Brave Men”

Warp Speed

I’m currently watching Star Trek. The show is actually pretty incredible. Despite the immensely limited special effects, budgets, and so on, they do a fairly good job invoking the imagination to create a riveting story. Travel through space consists of warp speed, or being able… Continue Reading “Warp Speed”