If you were planning on going on a month long vacation, would you leave without mapping out your route? Would you take a single step out of the house if you had no idea where you were going? No! So why is it people start writing novels without plotting? A novel is a multi-year commitment; … Continue reading Mapping Out Your Journey – Plotting, Part I
On October 1st, 2019, A Writer's Rambling: Volume I - Addleberg Lang is going live on Amazon! Yay! I know, exciting right? I'm totally not freaking out over the looming, ever approaching, anxiety-inducing, deadline of terror. No, not at all. Not. One Bit. Anyways! If you want to support me in this psychotic endeavor (cause … Continue reading I’M PUBLISHING!!!
This is the first chapter of a mystery-thriller series I've just started working on. The series focuses on Bartholomew 'Thorn' Briar who works as an agent for East Coast Eninone Assistance. (I'll explain more about the ECEA and Eninones in a later post. All you need to know is that 'Eninone' is my word for … Continue reading The Grisly Files of Bartholomew Briar
That, my friend, is an excellent question, and one I've asked myself many times. The simple answer is: however long it takes to tell your story. But what should I aim for? It all depends on what you’re writing and who your audience is. If you’re writing a children's story it should be around 10,00 … Continue reading How Long Should My Story Be?
Today, I was supposed to talk about plotting. But I'm not going to, because I'm an expert at making detailed plans and then abandoning them. You know what else I was supposed to be doing? Rewriting Reign of Chaos. You know what I'm not doing? Rewriting Rei- Rewriting Reign of Chaos. Don't interrupt me. Well … Continue reading How to Throw Your Plans Out the Window Like a Boss
The protagonist is certainly the most important character in a story, next to the antagonist of course, but what about the side characters? They're just there as useful plot points to further the main character along, right? Right? Heck no. Every side character is the main character in their own story. You're telling their story … Continue reading Side Characters
The next phase for The Blue Shoe Skidoo is upon us! I can practically hear what you're thinking. Is it going to be fun? Absolutely! Does it include writing? Of course! Are there free things we can get? You bet! Are you trying to totally hook all your readers with cheap suspense methods? How'd you … Continue reading Some Really Exciting Stuff is Happening!