#Writerslife: Interview with a character

Writers are advised to write character studies or “interview” their characters. How do you interview an imaginary character? Here to help you is my process. Beth: Hello, new guy. Welcome to my head. Have a seat and get comfortable. NG: [looks around] Gee. It looks crowded in here. Beth: Yeah. I write a lot. Some… Continue reading #Writerslife: Interview with a character

Wednesday Wanderings

When I first started writing, I thought of myself as solely a novelist.  Writing short stories had no appeal – or so I thought.  Even back then, I participated in fandom, and wrote short tales about my characters, though somehow – perhaps bec…

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Wednesday Wanderings

It’s time to face facts and ‘fess up:  I’m not going to meet the goals I set back here.  While disappointed, I don’t feel I’ve let myself down or relaxed on my commitment to write.  I’ve made some good progress, but life interfered in a …

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Song Styles

I’ve mentioned before that there are some thematic worldbuilding similarities between Scylla and Charybdis and Surgeburnt:  both are settings that have “recovered” from the apocalypse; both address a backlash against current society’s constan…

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Garden of Time: Jubal Van Zandt 4!

Shout out to my awesome buddy, and amazingly talented writer friend, eden Hudson. Her new book, Jubal Van Zandt and the Garden of Time (Book 4), drops today!!! The series is wickedly good—sort of gritty, grimdark, futuristic Urban Fantasy with a twist. If you haven’t tried it, check it out for 99 cents. *** Deadly […]

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All Sanderson Lectures Now Available

I’ve mentioned before, on this blog and elsewhere, what incredible value Brandon Sanderson’s YouTube lectures are to new writers. I had no formal training in writing, what with my background in Physics as well as Computer Engineering. It was the Sanderson lectures that helped me take a hobby and craft it into something more serious. […]

Wednesday Wanderings

One of the best recommendations I can make for fellow writers is this:  critique the stories of others.We all take for granted the advantages of having someone else read our work, from big picture review to catching typos that our eyes just skip o…

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