How to Make Characters Come Alive

Or, it’s aliiiiiiive! Mwahahaha! I’m currently busy with the character sheets for the novel Porselein I’m writing. The five sheets are taking quite a bit of time to complete as I’m being very thorough (not just for myself, but also because it is part of my writing course homework!). These characters are my main, important…… Continue reading How to Make Characters Come Alive

Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more

Articles of the Week: The hidden dangers of euphemisms by Mark Peters This sneaky language is the enemy of clarity, from George Orwell to your office. The last mermaids of Japan by Mike MacEacheran The Ama are Japan’s last population of female shell divers. But with their way of life and culture increasingly under threat,…… Continue reading Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more

NaNoWriMo Prep: How I’m Writing My Novel’s Outline

I’ve always been a pantser – starting out with an idea, perhaps a few scenes in the back of my mind, and then just writing and seeing where the story takes me. While this works quite well for flash fiction, for longer pieces… not so much. Then came The Ruon Chronicles, with the story becoming…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep: How I’m Writing My Novel’s Outline

Weekly Finds – Stories No One’s Ever Thought Of, a Singing River, a 2,000-year-old Unsolved Mystery, and Music

Podcast of the Week Stop Trying to Think of a Story That No One’s Ever Thought Of Before – The Smarter Artist Video of the Week – BrunuhVille – Wolfborn Articles of the Week 7 Questions You Have About Scenes vs. Chapters – K.M. Weiland A chapter is a chapter and a scene is a scene. Or…… Continue reading Weekly Finds – Stories No One’s Ever Thought Of, a Singing River, a 2,000-year-old Unsolved Mystery, and Music