Life, Act Two-sday: All In

Recently, I’ve found myself finding better blog topics in response to questions others have asked, rather than the ol’ “what do I blog about this month” question every blogger asks themselves. When a recent poster to an indie-writer list...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: Strategic Thinking

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Strategic Thinking

When you’re building the world of your plot, you have to wear many hats. You have to see the future in several different iterations, you have to be a number of different characters, and you have to identify consequences sometimes even before you figure out the...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: Story Gardening

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Story Gardening

We’re gardeners, we writers are. We introduce characters that poke up their personalities like tender green shoots from fertile wood pulp (or pixels). Expose them to sunlight and watch them slowly reveal more and more of their makeup. Pelt them with water...
RoW80: Holla!

RoW80: Holla!

Okay, after jumping on the RoW80boat, I ended up too busy bailing bilgewater out of my manuscript to post updates on any sort of regular basis. If you care, my original goals were something like this: 4000 words per week on the WIP 4 hours spent on the revision of the...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: Did You Get Married?

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Did You Get Married?

Is your story grinding to a halt every time you set fingers to keyboard? Have you found yourself playing minecraft, or suddenly absorbed with facebook games/obsessively tweeting random things about armpit hair? It’s time to play hardball with your story. If...

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Be The Blockbuster

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there were some secret formula or magic pill that would guarantee your book would be a blockbuster? Like that movie, [REDACTED] where that guy [REDACTED]  and ended up fighting the villains at the top of [REDACTED]? The movie grossed...

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Change Of Venue

The only constant is change. It’s ubiquitous because it’s true. The universe even abides by it in a cosmic sense. So if your characters are wandering around in a world that doesn’t change, guess what? That’s right, they’re existing in a...

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Here Comes Trouble

We’ve all struggled with that character–you know the one–the one that won’t behave according to the plot. Much like the picky eater at the dinner table, none of the scenes you’ve dreamed up in plotting seem to bring out anything but the...

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