Tag: writing

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”

Cursing My Manuscript

There are numerous reasons I’m a little frustrated tonight. I’m on page 21 of 388. That’s great progress considering I was on page five yesterday. However, the page to the left is about what all my pages look like. That large x you see?… Continue Reading “Cursing My Manuscript”

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”

The Scars of Righteous Kwan

JukePop has finally accepted my story. It’s an amazing one, I didn’t fret that, but it’s been two months. I have to admit I’ll have to reread what I wrote to remember where I’m at. I plan on updating regularly, so please stay tuned… Continue Reading “The Scars of Righteous Kwan”

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”

The Power of Names #2

I wrote not that long ago about how names can be so influential to a story. How they can take your NPC bartender and make them someone we care about even if they only get a paragraph or two. There’s another power to names:… Continue Reading “The Power of Names #2”