So I should be wrapping presents right now, but I'm not. Soon. Soon. I received a notification today, it has been one year since quitting my job as a clerk at a law firm. One long year since I decided to leave a place that was making me miserable. I was in such a dark … Continue reading December Update: One Long Year
Holy Shit. I have not updated this in quite a while. And that is actually a good thing, or reflects a good thing. My earlier blogs were a way to help me deal with my past two years of horrible depression. So what has changed? Well, a big thing is that I am officially on … Continue reading November Update
Every trope follows the ebb and flow of trends. They are often privy to generational cycles and are reflections of wider societal trends. On the subject of bad guys and villainous characters you can see how societal trends shift. In the 50s the bad guys were enemy polities as a stand-in for Russia or Nazi … Continue reading Writing Advice – Unremarkable Bad Guys
The diagnosis is troubling... You've spent 300 pages on your world's history and not created a single compelling character; you have Worldbuilder's Syndrome
I'm back! And I totally did not keep writing blogs. Which is bad for three reasons. One, I need the therapy. Screaming into the void of cyberspace helps. Two, engagement, it keeps me talking to the void and sometimes the void talks back. Three, this makes me lax on my self-discipline and writing. Writing is … Continue reading July Update – Living the Dream er… Nightmare
Games Workshop announces a 40k TV series. Here are the thoughts of a genuine 40k fan and what it needs to do to succeed.
The best writing advice you'll ever find. Everyone I prescribe this to responds well to it.
I have been seeing a sentiment amongst writers that has sort of frustrated me. So here is my defense for both writing and reading trash.
SO, I totally forgot to blog last week. Here is one for writers which I think will help. This will be an ongoing series for places I tend to go for reliable sources of inspiration when I'm stuck or need something in the background. With Netflix's new show Street Food it is the perfect time … Continue reading Reliable Places of Inspiration – Travel, Food and Culture Shows
Well, I knew I should have drafted something earlier this week... What to talk about... Harder to say when I am actually doing really well with nothing to report. I am working away on the Blacksword Saga drafts. I'm trying to keep up the pace on them, but this forth episode is forcing me into … Continue reading Mid April Update: Ramblings… then a point about episodic storytelling