the process, Writing

Progress report: Sorcery

My progress report on my novel Sorcery (holder title) is that it is moving along swiftly. As you go along with a work you get a real sense of the world you are writing in. While I had a basic plot for this one, all those details about the world have got to the right… Continue reading Progress report: Sorcery

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the process, Writing

Writing music

This isn't a post about writing music but rather writing music. The tunes you play while writing. I can actually write music sheets. It wouldn't be music per se, but I know my notes. Actually, I suck at playing the piano. So producing music? Not for me. Writing with some awesome tunes playing? More my thing.… Continue reading Writing music

the process

Half in the parallel universe

You know you are a writer when even your dreams are consumed by characters... not you. By plot-lines and magic and fictional lands and mystery. I love dreaming for that. However, even awake I am consumed by these plots and ideas. I will start daydreaming at the oddest of times. Have these mini conversations in… Continue reading Half in the parallel universe

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Character mapping and profiles

I generally speaking keep a notebook on each novel I write for ideas. In there I include character profiles. I have descriptors I use. Traits I want to keep in mind for future reference. I keep it fairly simple and this is the method I have always used. It is interesting to map out your… Continue reading Character mapping and profiles

the process, Writing

Looking at the Antagonist

  Check out: Ten Tips for a Terrific Antagonist I love a good antagonist. One point that really stuck out for me was: 4. Make sure your antagonist—at least in his own mind—has justification for everything he does. He has to believe he’s in the right, otherwise your reader won’t feel he’s real and will… Continue reading Looking at the Antagonist