Hello, friends! Today I’m excited to share that I’m writing to you from my completed writing room! We’re getting settled in our new place and I finally… Read more “Antihero vs Unlikable Hero”
Do your characters ever feel like an extension of yourself? Mine certainly do, if nothing more than the heroines are typically people who I aspire to be, possessing the bravery to stand up for what they believe in and for others.
But what about characters that are very different from you? Race, or the lack of diversity in stories, has been a topic of particular note in recent years. But what about gender and sexuality?
Why do we classify and categorize things and why has this practice seeped into the way we present our characters in certain types of stories? It all comes back to how we’re wired.
What makes a house (or apartment, loft or some other domicile) into a home? Is it the people you come home to? The memories you make there?… Read more “Moving as a Dynamic Plot Point”
Well, Withered World is officially being formatted and it’s time to start over and begin from scratch. And I mean REALLY start over. For both Withered World… Read more “Starting Over”
What’s in a name? So very much. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks, “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” So many people misinterpret the wherefore as “where are you?”… Read more “Enrich Your Fiction: What’s in a Name?”
A typical story is built on action and adventure, particularly when you look at epic Fantasy, Science Fiction and Dystopian stories. But lately, I have become increasingly… Read more “Writing Small Moments”
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Sage advice. But advice we rarely follow. We all judge people by their appearance, whether we want to admit it… Read more “The Long and Short: Hair as a Literary Device”
I haven’t thought much about race in my writing. They say to write what you know and, well, what I know best is being white. I am… Read more “The Issue of Race in Writing”