Another, much later, installment of my writing series: how to write setting. It's actually quite simple, really. This is the where of your novel. Setting is actually the thing I have the most trouble with - not so much figuring out the setting on a large scale but the details. I've been better (and I'm…Read more Setting the Setting (get it?)
Being a self-proclaimed creative, I am someone with what I'm going to call CPAD (or Creative Project Attention Deficit). Every new experience brings out a whole new project that plays itself out in my head. With that being said, just updating to say that I am currently working on three projects at the same time:…Read more Episode 4
Obviously, I write. I do that thing where I type one word after another until my fingers bleed and my brain bleeds. And with writing comes a lot of writing better known as drafting. Write a million words, then another million words based on those million words until you have a perfect collection of one…Read more Drafting (as in a novel)
Writing is different for everyone. Some people are pantsers (as in people who write through the seat of their pants) while others are plotters and plan everything before writing. I consider myself a mix of both - dubbed plantser by the writing community. Putting it straight: I write, then I plot some, then I write…Read more My Writing Process
One sentence blog: I just had a really good idea for continuing my web series. More to follow.
Yeah, you read that right. I just graduated from college. And as with every major event that comes, I've got feelings about it. First of all, let me repeat: I just graduated from college. Not kindergarten. Not high school. College. Four (actually five) years of caffeine-induced all-nighters, crazy study tricks like eating minty gum and…Read more I Just Graduated!
So due to other things going on in my life, I'm changing my prior announcement. I am going to be moving from just writing about things to talking about things via my new YouTube channel, something I mentioned before but now the date is changed and so has the link. In a couple of weeks,…Read more Big Announcement – Again…
Hello everyone, Sort of a big announcement to make. I am going to be moving from just writing about things to talking about things via my new YouTube channel. Next week, May 17th, I will be posting my first vlog introducing myself and my channel. Things I'll talk about... It will be a medley of…Read more Big Announcement
His alarm went off, waking him with a jolt. Don't start your story with some guy waking up to an alarm clock, or waking up at all, unless it is incredibly vital to your story. Like, there is actually an exciting reason for you to write about this guy waking up. [Insert dream sequence here].…Read more How Not To Start a Story
When writing a story, one of the first things (after, maybe, character or setting) that you will consider is writing the plot of your story. I will say this once: YOUR PLOT IS NOT YOUR STORY. A professor of mine told it this way: the story is the list of the events; the plot is…Read more Finding Your Plot