Making the Right Introductions

There are good and bad ways to introduce a character. Most of them are pretty subjective. But there are a few guidelines that I’m discovering. Continue reading “Making the Right Introductions”


Finding the Fun

I’ve been writing a sequel to a book I wrote a while back called “Respawned.” It’s based around the idea of a minor character in a video game deciding he’s not going to just stand around and die anymore, and starts exploring, which in turn kind of breaks the game. It’s a bit like Wreck-It Ralph except the characters don’t know their in a game, specifically. Continue reading “Finding the Fun”

What on earth makes a good topic for the first blog post of the year?

Happy New Year!

I have no idea what to write about this week. I was on vacation and I turned my brain off as much as is possible, and then when work started up again I was busy thinking about that and my schedule and those kinds of things, so there was still not a lot of thinking about what a post could be about. Continue reading “What on earth makes a good topic for the first blog post of the year?”

NaNoWriMo Begins

It’s been seven days now, and I…was on track for the first day, and after that I did a few hundred words.

My project this November is a sequel to a book I wrote three years ago for NaNoWriMo. I’m calling it Respawned: Double Oops. (Working titles are hard, okay?) Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Begins”

Choosing the Right Villain

When I decided on my NaNoWriMo project this year, I thought I knew what I was doing. Sequel to my previous work Respawned, the characters had a preexisting pickle they were stuck in, and it should have been simple to plot. And then I had to “assign an antagonist,” and it all fell apart. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Villain”

Secrets in Our Cities Scavenger Hunt: Creating Dragons

Welcome to this stop on the Secrets in Our Cities Scavenger Hunt!

One of the great tragedies of my adulthood was being forced to acknowledge that dragons don’t exist, or else are extinct. Probably. According to most reliable sources.

(If a magical apocalypse arrives and changes the world, I’m totally going out and finding a dragon.) Continue reading “Secrets in Our Cities Scavenger Hunt: Creating Dragons”