Over the past several years, my writing has drastically improved. One of the things that has helped my writing get better is books on writing. So, here are five books that have taught me how to craft better stories.Continue reading “5 Books that Taught Me How to Write”
Writing is hard. That’s no secret. It’s a mad scramble to find motivation and inspiration to finish (or start) that creative writing project. It’s time to take a look at your writing strategies, habits, and environment and evaluate what gets you typing and what stops your story in its tracks. What will really get you to write? Time to find out.Continue reading “Writing Motivation: It’s Time To Find Your Writing Zone”
Flaws are one of the important aspects to develop in a character. And also can be tricky to get right. So, here’s what I have found works.Continue reading “Developing a Character’s Fatal Flaw”
The process from effectively conveying a story idea is lengthy. You can write it into a book, novel, or similar; you can make a movie; or take a different approach. However, in reality, there is no way that idea will ever be told to the world in the same beautiful way that it was in your head.Continue reading “Idea Mediums: Fundamentally Flawed”
How a book begins is crucial. The first few pages determine whether a reader will continue reading or move on to a new book. After reading lots, I have discovered certain things that repel me from a book and certain things that attract me to a book.Continue reading “Book Beginnings”
Since the 70s when it was born, Star Wars has been a part of culture. From the references that assume everyone has seen the movies (even though not everyone has) to the people who go to midnight premieres, Star Wars continues to play a role in society today. And like most movies, Star Wars tells a story. From a farm boy to a slave boy to a scavenger to a team, the story continues onward albeit with some different characters. And as with most things, I have an opinion. So without further ado, here it is:Continue reading “A Critique: Star Wars VII (Part 1)”
And so here I am. One writer. One reader. One story receiver. One storyteller.
And here it begins.Continue reading “So it begins…”