One Writer's Journey

October 3, 2019

In the last post, I talked about developing a premise. You can check it out here. This week, we will talk about creating characters.

Characters are the foundation on which a story is built. They are the most essential part of developing your story. The premise is your...

September 18, 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to blog. Life, illness, and general circumstances led me to take an extended break. But, I’m back at it. After some pushing from writer friends, I’ve jumped into the freelance editing pool. In doing so, I’ve decided to focus my bl...

September 27, 2018

For this week's blog post, I thought I'd share some of my research. For A Sea of Broken Glass, I had fun researching weapons. This flintlock fantasy is set in a world where turn-of-the-century technology mixes with magic. It has a bit of a wild west feel but with flint...

August 23, 2018

This week's blog post is a bit of short story silliness I wrote one afternoon when I came across this picture.


The war had gone on for too long. He stood and stretched, a useless attempt to relieve tired, aching muscles. Sleeping on the hard ground had long ago lo...

August 16, 2018

Summer is wrapping up. Back to school is almost here at my house. Two more weeks and it’s over. Teachers are headed back into the classroom, putting the final touch on lessons plans, and making sure everything is ready for the big day. Parents are headed to the stores...

August 9, 2018

Rules and writers have a love/hate relationship. We adore them when they work for us and make writing easier. We hate them with a fiery passion reserved for the person who ate the last piece of chocolate when they impede our sense of artistic reason. There are many lis...

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