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
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.
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
SO! Here it goes! I am officially announcing my current writing project
Because I like to break it! Oh shit, I guess I still agreed to do this weekly. This week was better, mostly because I kept busy with the Manitoban. Still not doing great but it's better than drowning. What the hell do I talk about? I guess I can talk about genre. GENRE! Genre is … Continue reading Why I Love Genre?
I'm really not that okay... I guess I promised myself to do this weekly... I'll add the usual preface. My month was not your month. I am writing this entirely as a point of therapy for myself because well... writing does help. Screaming into the void does help. Just putting my thoughts and feelings into something readable allows me … Continue reading February 2019: What the hell?