Tag: how to write

Slaughtering the Sacred Cow

I get caught on this all the time. You look at a scene, a character, a culture, and you think, “I can’t mess with that. It took me five years to create that, it’s perfect.” Then something goes wrong in your story. Everything refuses… Continue Reading “Slaughtering the Sacred Cow”

I Know Nothing?!

On Saturday I watched all of season three of Game of Thrones. Poor Jon. But I reflected upon this, and yesterday I was reading “Writer’s Digest,” and I thought, I know nothing. I’m Jon Snow. Where is my Ygritte? I can do pretty amazing stuff… Continue Reading “I Know Nothing?!”

Video Blog 2: Writer’s Block Pt 1

Enjoy the video! It’s how to get past writer’s block. Next week I’ll have two new techniques. If you have anything you want to see, let me know, otherwise enjoy.

Video Blog 1: Introduction

So here is my first video blog! Every Saturday is the plan. Was thinking Monday, but that would be immensely difficult. There are times where my computer couldn’t keep up, so the visual freezes, but I was pleased enough with the audio that I… Continue Reading “Video Blog 1: Introduction”

Why I’ve Admired GTA

Grand Theft Auto V has been out for around three weeks now. I’ve beat the campaign, I’ve become a rich playboy in the online, and it reminded me once more about why I loved the series of GTA. I did not really love the… Continue Reading “Why I’ve Admired GTA”

Challenge Your Writing

I want to start by saying I always have something to write. Sometimes I have too many things to write. Every once and a while, I just want someone from the audience to tell me what to write, whether they give a starting point… Continue Reading “Challenge Your Writing”

Coming to Expect the Exceptions

When taking a novel class, we spoke about how a novel is ultimately a number of improbable events occurring at the same time, in a string, as to make an interesting story. This just doesn’t happen in real life. We have short periods of… Continue Reading “Coming to Expect the Exceptions”

Writing Fantasy: Starting Point

After reading over some books that are to help one write fantasy, I started realizing I don’t really need them. A writing degree, experience as an English teacher, a lot of research, and an incredible passion has led me to know quite a bit… Continue Reading “Writing Fantasy: Starting Point”

Why we use grammar

I’ve thought this. I’ve seen writers think this. Grammar doesn’t matter. It’s the soul of our writing that matters. It’s what we’re expressing and telling the world that matters. If I cannot spell, or if I cannot put a comma in the right place,… Continue Reading “Why we use grammar”

Placing Fantasy in Reality

I was in a creative writing class where we alternated writing ten to twenty page stories. Each of us wrote three stories throughout the semester, and my turn was coming up. I was beside myself as to what  I should write, so I chose… Continue Reading “Placing Fantasy in Reality”