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 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...

March 22, 2018

Writers have lots of tools in their toolbox for creating worlds and stories. That’s why it’s important for them to practice various techniques. You never know when a story will call for a unique narrative device.

For fun, I’ve started taking part in a writer’s group tha...

March 8, 2018

Writers are a peculiar breed. Many of us are solitary creatures that live off the tears of our muse and copious quantities of chocolate and caffeine. We create worlds with a breath and destroy them with a keystroke. But, we are also fragile beings that need plenty of l...

February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! In celebration, I’m offering a special short story from The Twisted Files. A night at the opera. A case of mistaken identity. A proposal of marriage. Join Brendan and Stasia for a night of fairy tale fun.

“Brendan, you’re fidgeting,” Stasia mutter...

January 18, 2018

Over the last few months, I’ve been watching a lot of anime. And by a lot, I mean hours and hours as I pre-screen shows for my ten-year-old son. He’s at that awkward age where many of the Y-7 shows are too immature for him (boring and stupid according to him), but the...

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