Writing Advice – Unremarkable Bad Guys

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 Germany, in the 60s-70s we realized how broken our institutions … Continue reading Writing Advice – Unremarkable Bad Guys

July Update – Living the Dream er… Nightmare

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 a muscle, if it doesn’t get worked it atrophies. Blog … Continue reading July Update – Living the Dream er… Nightmare

Reliable Places of Inspiration – Travel, Food and Culture Shows

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 to talk about the number one thing I turn on … Continue reading Reliable Places of Inspiration – Travel, Food and Culture Shows

Mid April Update: Ramblings… then a point about episodic storytelling

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 a different kind of story that I find harder to … Continue reading Mid April Update: Ramblings… then a point about episodic storytelling