Now that I’m finally past putting googly eyes on the minor mountain of pre-orders for my new book, (and seriously, thanks guys and gal. You’re the best!) it’s high time I wrote up another article for this little blog-that-could. Well, that, and my wife/manager is giving me side-eye to prompt me to put forth more… Continue reading Plot vs. Story, now with Star Wars
This is the story about how my father attempted to teach me to ride a bike. It doesn’t get much more basic and Hallmark Channel-movie-worthy than that kind of parent and child interaction, yeah? Yeah, no. See, as I get older, and the distance between those weird concepts of “then” and “now” start getting measured… Continue reading Training Wheels
This is going to pique your interest, or it will have you lighting torches and putting out the call for an experienced mob on Craigslist. It’s admittedly polarizing. And fantastic. What’s more, it’s applicable whether or not you subscribe to the idea, and it was all sparked by an innocuous question a friend asked of… Continue reading Using Tabletop RPG Knowledge to Craft a Story
First off, a wee announcement: per my wife’s directive, I’ll be taking the next week off alongside her. So, that means no content from me. But, given the sprint December turned out to be, I think I’m due for a break, yeah? But let’s get into this last article of the year 2017, and what… Continue reading 2018 will be a battle. That’s a good thing.
I didn’t want to write this today. Hell, I can’t think of a day where the thought of writing this piece gives me any joy. But here we are. Again. And here I am, tapping away at my keyboard in the hopes that just one of my fellow geeks will read this, take it in,… Continue reading To a certain brand of anime fan out there…
Oh yes. It’s BACK. If you don’t recall the premise from last year, here’s a little reminder. This year, I personally wanted to do something a bit different, and have a contiguous story play out over the course of the month in little bite-sized portions. To that end, I whipped up a concept that I… Continue reading Writober is BACK
Good morning, fellow geeks and creatives. I’ve got a little slice of wisdom for you today. Not gonna lie. I may fall into the latter category more often than not. I’ve two guiding way-points when it comes to writing. The first is the idea that “wouldn’t it be cool if…?” is a great way to… Continue reading Macro to Micro: Chipping the mountain down to size.