Tag: writers

The Writer’s Edge podcast

I’ll be doing a podcast! The Writer’s Edge is a group on writing. And stuff. Tonight I’m blessed to be in the group! So please stop in. Ask questions. Harass us. Or we’ll harass us. The Writer’s Edge Tonight’s Podcast

Why a strong protagonist female matters – The Sound of the Stones debut

The below post was written by Beth Hammond, a writing buddy and a talented artist. It was supposed to be posted Sunday, but life happens and I forget things. She had a book recently release, which is below, so please check it out. There… Continue Reading “Why a strong protagonist female matters – The Sound of the Stones debut”

NaNoWriMo – Why?

Most my previous writing buddies in NaNoWriMo didn’t even try this year. There was too much going on in life. They’re adults. How do I have so much time on my hands? The list goes on. But it boils down to obviously I’m insane,… Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo – Why?”

A day of reality vs a writer’s heart

Today was a bizarre day, one which was surreal. I started making the video game my friend and I planned out, as well as a side project as simple practice for the real thing. It was exciting, time consuming, frustrating, and fulfilling. There’s something… Continue Reading “A day of reality vs a writer’s heart”

Humanizing Settings

While reading Clash of Kings, pondering how Mr. Martin writes, I had an epiphany which dealt with his settings. In the beginning of the book, Mr. Martin has an old man walking through a castle. This simple act is given considerable attention, and I was… Continue Reading “Humanizing Settings”

I See the Finish Line

It’s right there in front of me. I just got back the edits from my publisher. I have a lot to work in, but I’m hoping in one or two weeks it’s done and then I wait for the 12 weeks until they publish… Continue Reading “I See the Finish Line”

Meeting new people is the same as meeting new characters

Aside: Kelst and Ayne was searched on Google! One of the hits I received was from that. Epic. Those two crazy kids are gaining some traction. Writers are generally a more insular group. Introverts gain their energy with alone time, or only hanging out… Continue Reading “Meeting new people is the same as meeting new characters”

Prologues, what are they good for?

In the very first iteration of my story I had about two pages dedicated to giving a brief history on the world. After reading Game of Thrones and fighting through the story to explore the world, I felt that was fun. I enjoyed having to puzzle… Continue Reading “Prologues, what are they good for?”

Placing the Bar: Tolkien

While reading Lord of the Ring, looking at the amazing job he’s done, I’ve decided that’s what I want to one day create. I’m not a huge fan of his writing style, though I respect it. What I am a huge fan of are his… Continue Reading “Placing the Bar: Tolkien”

Confidence: My story is awesome

Aside: I figured out links. I sort of did an experimental writing piece where I abuse the crap out of them. I’m sorry. I suppose as writers we’re supposed to think this. We have to think this. If we write something, look at it… Continue Reading “Confidence: My story is awesome”