Until recently I've never been much of a book collector making good use of my local library whenever I wanted to read a book. I'm also a big believer in Audible.com, and the ability to listen to books usually makes me understand them better. But on January 30 Kim Chance's debut novel "Keeper" hit the … Continue reading Week 17: Book Haul!
Last week I talked about how Parental figures in our stories shape the characters we create, this week I'm veering away from Character Development to talk about how I have been influenced as a writer over the last few months. Back in October I took Jenna Moreci's Skillshare class and through it I determined to … Continue reading Week 16: The Writers Who Shape Me
One of the longest running themes I write about in my books is the importance of having parents who love and guide their children, however, most of my characters have one or more dysfunctional parents, or none at all. My main character has been molded over the course of the first series to becoming a … Continue reading Week 15: How Parental Figures shape characters
There are two things I like writing more than violence, and that's Cooking and Arguments! so much can be gained for character development in these kinds of scenes, and it really stretches your ability as a writer to ask you characters "How would they act right now?" You may not know this but I spent … Continue reading Week 14: How to Write Cooking Scenes
Welcome back! Today we're going to talk about Organization tips for writers. I recently reevaluated all my writing goals for 2018, and let's just say I should stop calling them "writing goals" and more "editing goals" because there's not a lot of actual writing in this plan. I've written so many books I need to … Continue reading Week 13: Obsessive Organization-Excessive Notebooks!
This year, I'm going to get published!I'm a strong believer in positive thinking to motivate yourself, and last year I set out with a list of unreachable goals, most of these goals I thought were crazy, but come June 2017, some of them actually started falling together! Last summer I determined I wanted to be … Continue reading Week 12: New Years Resolutions!
Sorry for the delay in this week's blog. I've been dealing with some pain since Christmas, and it's been hard to function. So in honor of the New Year, I'm happy to announce that December 30, is the current day in TS:Dragons on Skye! This has never happened before where I've been writing about the … Continue reading Week 11: Special Excerpt!
Even though Fall is over and Halloween is long past, in the tradition of horror movies cashing in on the fall season, my favorite horror movie is Aliens. What’s that I hear? I’m sacrilegious? Alien is better, you say? Good you’ve come to the right place! Something that has both fascinated and disgusted me is … Continue reading Week 9: Curiosity Driven Horror, a look into the mindset of the Alien Franchise.
In this Tutorial I am going to show you in detail areas that are essential for creating a good Original Character, that is Unique and unlikely to be stolen or framed for plagiarism. We've all seen those deviation of character sheet which shows the OC in a awesome pose then lays out all this information … Continue reading How to Build a Solid Original Character