A deep dive into the mind of a Co & Crossplayer.
Revising a novel can be “like beating up a nice friend.” Without a little pummeling, all you have is a “nice draft”.
Stumped for your next story or character? Try an archetype, says Ceres, who offers up a few to help get your creative juices flowing.
Sometimes when you’re looking for the ordinary, a badass girl will have to do.
In fiction, exposition breaks away from the ongoing action of a scene to give information. It can be a paragraph or go on for several pages. Exposition often provides contextual information critical for the reader to buy-in to character-motivation or the ideas promoted in the story.
our story lives and breathes through your characters. Through them your premise, idea and your plot come alive. Characters give your story meaning; they draw in the reader who lives the journey through them. Without them you wouldn’t have a story—you’d have a treatise.
Like many good journeys, Lara’s begins with disaster which thrusts her into the unknown
Rounding out the characters from Cowboy Bebop, we end with Jet Black, the Black Dog. Yes, there’s still Ed, but what else can be said about her than, he’s a seven foot ex basketball pro, hindu, guru, drag queen, alien? Spike and Faye are certainly more popular than the Bebop’s oldest crew member, but Jet […]
Why Short Fiction?: The benefits of the short game to a writing career Welcome back. This is the third in my weekly series of posts on how to market and sell short fiction. This week, I discuss the benefits of short fiction to a writing career. Personally, I love short stories, both to read and […]