Duh, right? A 1 TB external storage device has been sitting right beside my computer for over a year, but I never bothered to plug it in. Today, my computer froze up. I shut it down. It wouldn’t come back on. PANIC. I decided to give it the day. I know that I can take it to a… Read More Back up your files
It is important to know all of the antagonists in your stories so that you can develop them fully and not have plot holes. In the sci-fi and fantasy genres, there is usually a bad guy or an evil empire. Unfortunately, this villain you create might not be your only antagonist. An antagonist is anything that opposes… Read More Secret Antagonists
Unfortunately, you can’t be a writer without doing some amount of editing. Even if you decide to hire developmental, copy, and line editors, you are still going to be a part of the process. Unless you hire a ghost writer, you are going to edit at some point or another. Editing isn’t terrible. It’s not. When you… Read More How to NOT Go Insane While Editing Your Novel
The neatest thing just happened while I was editing. I came to a part where I added this line: “Jaelin huffed, and sat down on her cot, crossing her arms and legs in front of her.” It was something that I thought needed to happen. I decided that I would change whatever action happened later, when I… Read More Writing/Editing Surprises
Emma Louise has a new album out: SUPERCRY. I love her first album vs. Head vs. Heart. I can literally listen to it over and over again all day. It’s subtle and unimposing, but also catchy and makes you want to sing along. SUPERCRY promises to be just as awesome. I have to recommend both albums to anyone… Read More Music: Emma Louise
I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. I definitely recommend it as an action packed read. The Last Girl is a dystopian thriller by author Joe Hart. Here is the summary: A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments… Read More Book Review – The Last Girl by Joe Hart
Okay, I’ve been putting it off long enough. It’s time for me to sit down with my first novel and edit it, again. I finished my time travel novel today, and while I’m glad of the accomplishment, I’m mostly nervous/anxious about finally running out of excuses for not focusing on self-publishing. It’s weird. I daydream… Read More Time to Edit. Seriously.
I love it when the story that you are writing is flowing so easily through your brain that you can’t seem to type fast enough. I am nearing the end of my time travel story. It is exciting!
I was asked what genre of fiction I write recently. The easy answer: mostly fantasy. The actual answer: much more complicated. I wasn’t even aware of the fact that I would be expected to write in only one genre of fiction as an author. I have story ideas for dystopian fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, and a… Read More What Genre of Fiction Do I Write?
I’m not trying to sell you anything. I feel like I have to talk about Scrivener though. Scrivener is writing software. It’s a word processor and project management tool. It’s what I use to write my novels. I initially wanted to post about it because it makes writing about time travel so much easier. It… Read More Writing Tools – Scrivener