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
Here’s the second entry into the story-breaking process I use, and this one is a perfect example of retrofitting ideas: wherein I have an initial idea, and it makes it into the novel, but in a wholly different way than I had first envisioned. Trust me. This happens a LOT with my writing. You’ll find… Continue reading When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #2
Hey all! I wanted to do something neat for those of you who’ve read my latest novel, When the Man Comes Around. You can consider this a weird mash-up of behind-the-scenes and director’s commentary. I always begin major writing project by writing down notes and ideas by hand in a notebook, and I thought it… Continue reading When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #1
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.
A couple of nights back, Katy drew my attention to an excellent meme on her social media timeline that really struck a chord with me. It was pretty rad, because it simply proved out that great inspiration can come from anywhere, provided you’re willing to latch onto it. Now, I won’t spoil the meme because… Continue reading Inspiration via meme
Condensed News Update activate! – The Sins of Allegiance (book 2 of the Nine Shot Sonata Series): Planning complete, writing begins soon! – Pips: Short delay while I work on a buffer. Should resume next week. – New music: In production. Snippets soon! – Untitled “on writing” book: planning stages. I’ll have a larger update… Continue reading Reclaim Sincerity