When I first saw this on Pinterest, I thought it was brilliant. I used a few of the tips and had great results. Then I used the first bit of advice: kill someone. Needless to say, some of my friends were horrified. The first time I did it, it ended up working. A character was … Continue reading Killing Off Characters; When You Should and Shouldn’t – Plotting, Part III
This is the second post in my series about plotting. Click here to read the first one, Mapping Out Your Journey. So, you have the big idea for your plot. You've written it out, you're ready to write. Right? Not quite, my friend. You need subplots. What? My main plot isn't enough to carry the … Continue reading The Other Threads – Plotting, Part II
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!!!
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 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!
The punishment for poaching in the Huntsmen's forest is death by banishment, and that becomes Emily's looming future when she's framed for running a fur trading business. Cast into the dark woods, filled with prowling predators, and poisoned by her betrothed, her chances of survival for even more than a night seem nonexistent. And then … Continue reading The Wolves of Wullferg Keep