fantasy fiction, the process, Writing

Progress Report: Sorcery

I have finished the novel. And I am now entering the slow editing phase. Bit by bit it is getting there. I also wrote a blurb for myself. Not The Blurb. But a blurb: This is a book about sorcery. Sorcery that has always lived in the world. However, few of them are around due… Continue reading Progress Report: Sorcery

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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

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

About Writing, the process

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